February 9th News Yesterday, the famous Croatian coach who had coached the Chinese Olympic Games and Shanghai Shenhua
Lazevic died at the age of 87.
Croatian midfielder Luka Modric mourned Blazevic.
Modric wrote on his personal Weibo: I grew up under your watch, for me, you are a legend among all football coaches.
As early as 1998, you inspired us from the younger generation, and with your unique charm, you gave our football life and daily life a different color.
I haven’t had the opportunity to work with you as a coach, but it has been an absolute honor for you to compliment me and support me!
Goodbye, Croatian football giants!
rest in peace.
In 1996, Blazevic led Croatia to the quarter-finals of the European Cup.
Two years later, in the 1998 World Cup, he led his team to the third place.