Croatia Refuse To Talk To World Cup Media After Photos Of Players Swimming Naked Published Online

Chris Wright

16th, June 2014


By Chris Wright


Croatia coach Niko Kovac has announced that he and his players are to shun their World Cup media obligations after photos of members of his squad skinny-dipping in their hotel pool were published yesterday.

Two photographers reportedly hid in bushes near the hotel in Praia do Forte and snapped Dejan Lovren and Vedran Corluka swimming naked, with the (mercifully pixelated) pictures later appearing online.

Kovac told a press conference:

“How would you feel if someone took naked pictures of you? They (the players) are adamant that they won’t speak to you lot any more.

“I don’t know whether the silence will end tomorrow or last until the end of our World Cup campaign.

“I respect my players’ opinion and I also know that you have done a very professional job so far but you blew it with this one. The whole world has seen the photos.

“It’s easy for me to talk but I’m not part of this story. I respect their opinion.

“What can I do? I cannot pull them by the ears and say, ‘let’s go talk to media’.”

Fair do’s, chief. Fair do’s.

(Photo: 24 Sata)

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  1.' KingB3113 says:

    This World Cup is shaping up to be something special. Who knew internnational football could be this exciting?

  2.' azran says:

    good, maybe now we don’t have to hear them moaning about the dodgy peno anymore… they really are bad losers, so what if the ref awarded a dodgy peno, it happens in every league the world over every weekend. Mistakes happen, refs can make them too… croatia fans and players have shown a nasty streak and an inability to admit defeat. I’m delighted now I don’t have to hear them complaining like spoilt brats anymore.

  3. Miichael says:

    To be fair, Croatia conceded two goals because of the ref, not because Brazil was much better.

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