In his first interview after his move was announced on Monday, Coric said: “I did everything to get here, and I can’t wait to start.”
Coric has made almost 150 appearances for Dinamo, scoring 23 goals.
The midfielder has played four times for Croatia and was part of the squad at the 2016 European Championship, but has not been included in the World Cup squad.
Roma’s sporting director Monchi says he believes the club has “secured one of the emerging talents of European football” and hopes “that talent can develop even further – and we can enjoy its quality for a long time.”
Bosnian media said Mamic was attending a memorial for his father at a graveyard near the town of Tomislavgrad when two people fired at him from a nearby forest. Another report said it was a drive-by shooting.
Croatia’s TV said Mamic voluntarily left the hospital in Bosnia after doctors managed to stop the bleeding, and he went to the Croatian capital, Zagreb.
Bosnian police declined to confirm the identity of the victim by name, but said a man with the initials ZM and born in 1959 in the Croatian city of Bjelovar, just like Mamic, was shot and injured.
Mamic, known for his fiery temper, has been on a high-profile embezzlement and tax fraud trial in Croatia.
Prosecutors accuse Mamic, his brother, and two others of embezzling 15 million euros of the club’s money since 2008 and not paying 1.6 million euros in taxes.
Mamic, who remains Dinamo’s adviser, is still considered the most powerful man in Croatian football despite the charges.
Dinamo issued a statement, calling the attack a “murder attempt.”
It said the attempted “liquidation” of Mamic was not a surprise amid a “lynching campaign” against him by the Croatian media.
He was recently knocked off his yacht into the sea by an attacker believed to be a fan of rival Hajduk Split.
AP Writer Dusan Stojanovic contributed from Belgrade, Serbia.
Arsenal 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb: Gunners keep last 16 dreams alive
Arsene Wenger‘s side now sit in third place on six points in Group F and travel to Olympiakos — who currently sit in second spot on nine points — on the final matchday on Dec. 9 where they will need a win by two goals (or by one goal if they score three or more goals) or more to make the last 16 of the UCL for the 16th straight season.
The Gunners came flying out of the traps and were 2-0 up inside the first 32 minutes. First up Sanchez got free on the left and curled in a beautiful cross which found the onrushing Ozil who stooped and headed home. 1-0 to the Arsenal.
To their credit the Croatian outfit stuck to the task and Alexandru Matel went close with an effort but Arsenal always looked dangerous on the break as Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell volleyed an effort just wide.
Arsenal saw out the game with minimum fuss as Sanchez added another in the 69th minute when Campbell set him up neatly and the Chilean grabbed his second and Arsenal’s third of the game to make it 3-0.
There are no specifics as to what Ademi tested positive for, only that both his “A” and “B” samples came back positive for a banned substance under UEFA’s Anti-Doping regulations.
Dinamo manager Zoran Mamic called the suspension “senseless,” and said the club would appeal the decision.
To punish a player for four years after he and the experts proved that he took a contaminated supplement is senseless.
Rules are rules and one must be careful what one consumes, but this is just too much because it’s obvious he didn’t know what he was doing.
We will appeal to the Court of Sports Arbitration (CAS) or whoever is in charge but right now we are totally shocked.
UEFA is clearly taking a strong stand against doping, but a four-year ban in European football is essentially career-ending. With the suspension, the 24-year-old Ademi will not be eligible to play until 2019.
What do you think? Does Ademi deserve the punishment? Or is four years too harsh?
And for some, like Arsenal, it’s the absolute truth. A loss for the Gunners to Bayern Munich — hardly unexpected — would leave them 0-for-3 in group stage games with a visit to the Allianz Arena still to come.
Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich
Aside from the home field advantage provided by the Emirates Stadium, things don’t bode well for the Gunners. The opponents have both faced Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb. Arsenal is 0-2, having allowed give goals. Bayern is 2-0, scoring eight and not conceding a single tally.
Dinamo Zagreb vs. Olympiakos
The winner of this battle will be alone in Group F’s second place, and both are dreaming of the knockout rounds after taking care of Arsenal earlier in group play.
Dynamo Kyiv vs. Chelsea
This is a brutal and tricky trip for the Blues, probably the most difficult to navigate fixture of Group G outside of the other three clubs’ trips to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea enters the match in third place, but will fancy its chances to take all three points from Andriy Yarmolenko, Niko Kranjcar and Dynamo.
Porto vs. Maccabi Tel-Aviv
The Israeli side is another club on the brink after starting 0-2 and failing to score a goal. Going to Porto is no cakewalk for any club, and Maccabi could find the end of Tuesday with very little hope of advancing to the knockout rounds.
Zenit Saint-Petersburg vs. Lyon
Don’t mess with Hulk and Danny (and Javi Garcia… and Axel Witsel). The Russian powers are off to a great start in Group H, and can essentially seal its fate in the knockout rounds with a win.
Valencia vs. Gent
Fancy Valencia’s chances here, though Gent has been valiant both its defeat at Zenit and home draw versus Lyon.
Neymar has filled the void of Lionel Messi, inasmuch as filling the shoes of the best player in the world is possible. But Barca’s Belarusian opponents present a hostile place to play, having knocked off Roma this season and Athletic Bilbao last UCL season.
Bayer Leverkusen vs. AS Roma
The Serie A side had its chance to lick its UCL wounds, having fell at BATE and drawn at home against Barca. Now it needs a big road result against Bundesliga opposition, an enemy that plays quite well at home.