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Newborn goat nicknamed 'octogoat' for its eight legs

A farmer from Croatia thought he was seeing double when his goat Sarka gave birth to an eight-legged baby, nicknamed 'octogoat'.

Vets believe the newborn's condition is the result of an under-developed twin sibling because it has both male and female reproductive organs.

It is highly unlikely the goat will survive, according to local vets. Credit: PA

Vets have said it is highly unlikely the goat will survive but if it lives past the first week, it may go on to live for two or three years.

The 'octogoat' as both male and female reproductive organs. Credit: PA

Croatia player banned from World Cup for fascist chant

Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being banned for 10 matches by FIFA for shouting a fascist chant following his team's play-off victory over Iceland last month.

Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Mr Simunic shouted a Croatian chant that was used during World War II by the fascist “Ustaše” movement.

He has also been ordered to pay a fine of 30,000 Swiss francs (£20,700) and banned from entering the stadium during for any of the country's matches.

"The committee agreed that this salute was discriminatory and offended the dignity of a group of persons concerning, inter alia, race, religion or origin," a FIFA statement said.

Croatia Football Federation executive chairman Damir Vrbanovic suggested Mr Simunic was being made an example of in order to send a message to others.

"We are shocked by the decision of FIFA with regard to penalties for Simunic, which endangers the player's representative career," he said

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Manchester City striker pays tribute to Turina

Manchester City and Sweden striker John Guidetti has tweeted following news of the death of Croatian goalkeeper, Ivan Turina.

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R.I.P Ivan Turina !! I am lost for Words ! My prayers goes out 2 him and his Loved once :( ?? http://t.co/axH5434k7T

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Tributes and half-mast flags for Croatian goalkeeper

Tributes have been paid to Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina who was found dead in his apartment in Stockholm today.

Flowers and football shirts were laid outside the training ground of Swedish football team AIK Solna, the club the 32-year-old was playing for.

An AIK jersey and flowers lay outside the training ground in memory of the goalkeeper.
An AIK jersey and flowers lay outside the training ground in memory of the goalkeeper. Credit: REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix Sweden/Files
A Swedish flag at half-mast outside the training ground of Turina's club, AIK Solna in Stockholm.
A Swedish flag at half-mast outside the training ground of Turina's club, AIK Solna in Stockholm. Credit: REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix Sweden/Files
Turina earned one international cap for Croatia in 2006.
Turina earned one international cap for Croatia in 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix Sweden/Files

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West Brom midfielder: 'Thoughts with Turina family'

West Brom Albion and Sweden midfielder Markus Rosenberg has tweeted following news of the death of Croatian goalkeeper, Ivan Turina.

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Fact file: Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina

Ivan Turina, playing for Dinamo Zagreb, clears the ball against Arsenal in a UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match in 2006.
Ivan Turina, playing for Dinamo Zagreb, clears the ball against Arsenal in a UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match in 2006. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina, who was found dead in his apartment in Stockholm today, played for several clubs across Europe.

He began his career at Dinamo Zagreb in 1998 as a youth team player before gradually making his way into the first team.

He made over 70 appearances for the club and had various loan spells at other teams around Europe.

Turina, who was 32, won his only international cap for his country in a friendly match against Hong Kong in 2006.

He appeared for Dinamo Zagreb in a UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium later on that year.

Turina's current club, Swedish side AIK, confirmed his death in a statement.

Croatian goalkeeper found dead in Stockholm home

Goalkeeper Ivan Turina during a UEFA Cup match in 2008.
Goalkeeper Ivan Turina during a UEFA Cup match in 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina has been found dead in his apartment in Stockholm, his club AIK said in a statement.

The Swedish football club added that Turina "died suddenly in his sleep and there was no suspicion of crime."

The 32-year-old joined AIK from Dinamo Zagreb in 2010 and had one cap for Croatia.

Tourists killed in Croatian bus crash

At least seven Czech tourists have been killed and 44 injured in a bus crash in Croatia, police said.

The accident happened at around 4am today on the main road connecting the Croatian capital, Zagreb, with the Adriatic coastal city of Split.

Croatian state TV said the bus crashed through the metal barriers in the middle of the highway and overturned in the opposite lane near a tunnel.

Euro 2012: Croatians arrested after clash with Polish police

Croatian fans threw chairs, bottles and flares at Polish riot police in the city of Poznan as they clashed ahead of Sunday's Euro 2012 game between Croatia and Ireland.

Three people were arrested after the incident in Poznan's old town square, where thousands of Irish and Croatian fans, many clad in the national red-and-white checkerboard shirts, gathered ahead of the match.

The police said it would examine closed circuit video from the centre square to identify additional culprits. Croatia beat Ireland 3-1 in the Group C match.

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