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New head coaches

Jarni takes over
Croatia U-19, Krpan
assumes U-17 role

Jarni takes over Croatia U-19, Krpan assumes U-17 role
photo by: Arhiva HNS
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Former Croatia internationals Robert Jarni and Petar Krpan embark on their Croatia U-19 and Croatia U-17 campaigns.

Following the departure of Ferdo Milin to United Arab Emirates, Croatian Football Federation has appointed Robert Jarni as the new Croatia U-19 head coach. 

Jarni is the member of the legendary Croatia generation that won bronze medal at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, and his playing career included the likes of Hajduk Split, Torino, Juventus, Betis and Real Madrid - where he played alongside current HNS president Davor Šuker.

"I am happy to have this opportunity to lead Croatia U-19 national team, since I have noticed many talented players here. This is an honour, and I seek notable success", said Jarni, who takes the team to a tournament in Japan in mid-July.

Petar Krpan succeeds Dario Bašić at the Croatia U-17 helm, following the European Championships U-17 final tournament in Croatia.

Among others, Krpan played for Osijek, Zagreb, Hajduk, and Rijeka in his homeland, and Sporting Lisbon, Uniao Leiria, and Jiangsu Sainty abroad. He was capped three times, and also won the '98 bronze, playing against Romania in the round of 16.

"Of course, I am overjoyed. It is a great honour for any coach to take over any national team. Now we go straight to work", says Krpan, who will make his debut in late July, at the tournament in Hungary.




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