#6 Slaven Bilic

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Belinda Carlisle - La Vie en Rose Mp3

Bilic went into the 1998 World Cup with Croatia, where the team were the surprise package of the tournament,
falling in the semi-finals to hosts France. Croatia finished in third place after winning the playoff game.

Bilić was involved in controversy during the tournament for the role he played in the dismissal of Laurent Blanc in the semi-final with France.
With Croatia behind, a free kick was awarded which saw Bilić marking the French defender.
He held Blanc and to free himself, Blanc pushed Bilić, making contact with his chin and chest.
Bilić fell to the ground clutching his forehead. Bilić later admitted that he was acting,
and went down only after encouragement from teammate Igor Štimac.
Blanc was sent off and missed the World Cup final through suspension. Bilić did not apologize but did say,
"I swear if I could change that so [Blanc] could play in the final, I would."