Croatia skipper Kovac quits international game
January 8, 2009
"It was a tough decision because playing for my country was everything to me," Kovac, 37, told the Zagreb daily Vecernje Novosti.
"But I am not a child and I know I would be a liability to the national team if I carried on, given that I am not a regular for my club Salzburg.
"Croatia face a tight battle to qualify for the 2010 World Cup ...