Kovac expects to remain as Croatia boss despite loss to Mexico
Croatia's Ivica Olic, left, is congratulated by Croatia's coach Niko Kovac after scoring the opening goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 (Photo: AP)
Tuesday 24 Jun 2014
Niko Kovac says he doesn't "see any reason why" he shouldn't remain Croatia's coach, even after his side was unable to advance out of Group A at the World Cup

Croatia needed to beat Mexico on Monday in order to advance to the World Cup knockout round for the first time since 1998, but lost 3-1 after yielding three goals in a 10-minute span in the second half. Croatia, which also lost 3-1 to Brazil and beat Cameroon 4-0, finished third in the group.

Kovac says it was a success simply to qualify for the World Cup, and that Brazil and Mexico were the clear favorites in Group A.

Kovac says he has a contract which should continue because his "has made good progress" during the past six months.

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