Jose Mourinho has been handed a boost ahead of the north London derby – after Tottenham's Europa League fixture with Dinamo Zagreb was reversed. The move means that the Portuguese's men will take on the Croatians on home soil next Thursday, instead of heading overseas before their Sunday date at rivals Arsenal. UEFA have acted as two teams are not allowed to play in the same city on the same night, despite the fact no fans will be present.
Tottenham’s Europa League games against Dinamo Zagreb have been reversed due to a clash with north London rivals Arsenal. Spurs were due to face the Croatian champions away on Thursday, March 11 with the second leg taking place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium seven days later (Thursday, March 18). However, with the Gunners also set to face Greek side Olympiakos at home on the same evening, Tottenham's fixtures have now been reversed.
Zlatko Kranjcar, a former Croatia national team coach who led his team to the 2006 World Cup and also played internationally for Yugoslavia before the country's breakup, has died. He was 64. The Croatian soccer association said Monday that Kranjcar died in a Zagreb hospital after a short and serious illness.