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Lovren's Croatian boss offers to resign after losing to Scotland
7:43am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Sport
Igor Stimac said he would quit after Croatia lost to the Scots for the second time in qualifying.
Robert Snodgrass, who had scored in the Scots' 1-0 win in Zagreb in June, opened the scoring in the first-half with a header - beating Lovren in the air in the process.
Steven Naismith added a second after the break when he followed up on a Barry Bannan penalty which had been saved by Stipe Pletikosa.
It was Scotland's first home win of the campaign and left them fourth in the table behind winners Belgium, Croatia and Serbia.
Stimac's side will go into next month's play-offs but the former Derby and West Ham defender spoke to president Davor Suker after the game to put his fate in his hands, after becoming fed-up with the criticism that has followed him during the whole campaign.
He said: "It is a bad defeat. I offered my mandate (resignation) to the president of the Croatian football federation because of the latest results of our team, because everything that surrounds us.
"Never mind that we qualified for the play-offs, I want to show some morale, certain responsibility and if there is anyone in the federation that does not believe in my work I want to give them the chance to change.
"They will have a meeting to discuss it."
Lovren played the whole game at Hampden Park last night.
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