Igor Stimac urged his Croatia players to avoid the mistakes of the past in Friday's World Cup qualifier at home to Scotland.
An early goal by Viktor Faizulin propelled champions Zenit St Petersburg to a 1-0 win at Lokomotiv Moscow.
Russian top-flight clubs will have to pay a levy next season if they hire a foreign coach.
Croatia stalwart Danijel Pranjic has quit internationals after coach Igor Stimac left him out of his squad for two World Cup qualifiers.
Croatia have named Igor Stimac as national team coach and Davor Suker as president of the Croatian Football Federeation.
Lokomotiv Moscow have completed the signing of Croatia defender Vedran Corluka from Tottenham Hotspur.
Spain set up a possible Euro 2012 quarter-final with England by completing a nervy 1-0 win over Croatia in Gdansk to top Group C.
Spain beat Croatia 1-0 to reach the last eight of Euro 2012 but for the brilliance of their goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas.
Croatia bowed out of Euro 2012 because they "lacked that tiny bit of luck", coach Slaven Bilic said.
Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has condemned some of his country's fans after racist behaviour landed them in trouble with UEFA.
Captain Darijo Srna said Croatia had no fear of playing holders Spain on Monday with a place in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals at stake.
The Croatian Football Federation was fined 25,000 euros by UEFA for "spectator incidents" during their win over Ireland.
Italy and Croatia must wait until the final round of Group C matches to learn their Euro 2012 fate after a 1-1 draw in Poznan.
UEFA are to investigate two matches at Euro 2012, Spain-Italy and Russia-Czech Republic, over allegations of racist chanting.
Republic of Ireland face an uphill battle to reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals after being outclassed 3-1 by Croatia in Group C.
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