Croatia defender facing World Cup semi-final ban

Date published: Tuesday 10th July 2018 1:15 - Ian Watson

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FIFA are reported to be looking into a second video that has surfaced of Croatia defender Domagoj Vida proclaiming ‘glory to Ukraine’ after their World Cup win over Russia. 

Vida has already been warned by FIFA after the Besiktas defender featured in a recording where the phrase was uttered by a coach Ognjen Vukojevic, who has since been sacked.

But a subsequent video has come to light where Vida, holding a beer, is reported to have said: “Let’s go to the bar, I pay when I come. Glory to Ukraine, Belgrade is burning, let’s go!”

The 29-year-old will now be sweating over his participation in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final after FIFA said they are “looking into the matter”.


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