Zlatko Dalic set to stay on as Croatia coach

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Set to stay: Zlatko Dalic

Zlatko Dalic confirmed he will stay on as Croatia coach after guiding the team to the World Cup in Russia.

The former Al Ain coach had criticised the Croatian Football Federation for the lack of support but president Davor Suker suggested there was no issue.

“I consider that we solved all of the issues and I’m looking forward to new challenges,” Dalic was quoted as saying in a statement on Thursday after the meeting.

Suker added: “I am glad that we talked openly about things that could be better in the future and that we will go together toward new victories.”

A formal signing of Dalic’s contract is expected at the next meeting of the executive committee, the statement said.

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Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, World Cup's oldest player, announces international retirement

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Hadary earned 159 Egypt caps.

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary has announced his retirement from international football.

The 45-year-old carved out a slice of history for himself at this summer’s World Cup, becoming the oldest player to ever feature at the tournament when he started the Pharoahs’ final group game against Saudi Arabia – a clash that saw him save a penalty.

El-Hadary made his debut for Egypt in 1996, and went on to earn 159 caps for his country, appearing in four African Cup of Nations tournaments before finally making his World Cup bow in Russia, after Egypt qualified for the first time since 1990.

“After 22 years, four months and 12 days, I saw it as the best moment to hang up my gloves,” said El-Hadary on Facebook.

“I am very proud to have played with the national team in 159 internationals, participating in unprecedented achievements.”

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Mario Gomez announces Germany retirement but leaves door open to Euro 2020 return

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Mario Gomez scored 31 goals for Germany.

Germany striker Mario Gomez has retired from international duty – though he has not ruled out a return for Euro 2020 if “the head coach is in desperate need for players”.

Posting on Facebook, Gomez said, “My international career was not always easy and I was not always successful, but the experience has been wonderful.

“It is now time for me to retire from the team and allow the group of young players coming through to have the opportunity to prove themselves and fulfill their dreams.

“I will only come back in the unlikely situation that the head coach is in desperate need for players for the European Championships in two years and I feel fit enough to join the team and help.”

Gomez scored 31 goals in 78 games for Germany, though only five in European Championships and none in the World Cup – including this summer’s showing, when the side made a disastrous group-stage exit.

The 33-year-old Stuttgart star was not part of the 2014 Germany squad which won the World Cup, and thus has not tasted success at international level, coming closest at Euro 2008 when Die Mannschaft lost in the final.

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