ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) – Croatia coach Slaven Bilic says defender Danijel Pranjic won't play for the national team again under him after refusing to shake his hand following the friendly against Ireland in Dublin.
The 29-year-old Pranjic has played 39 matches for Croatia since 2004. Lately, he has mostly started from the bench, as he did in Wednesday's 0-0 draw.
Bilic said Friday that Pranjic showed ''his dissatisfaction with his status in the team,'' adding that ''we no longer count on him. This is not a suspension, but a permanent decision.''