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Croat striker Mandzukic quits Juve for Qatari club Al Duhail

25 December 2019, MVT 21:21
(FILES) This file photo taken on May 20, 2019 shows Juventus' Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic celebrating after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Atalanta at the Allianz stadium in Turin. - Croat striker Mario Mandzukic has quit Juventus to join Al Duhail, the Qatari club announced on December 24, 2019. According to local media, Mandzukic signed up on a two-and-a-half year contract. No transfer details were given. (Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP)
25 December 2019, MVT 21:21

Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic has quit Juventus to join Al Duhail, the Qatari club announced Tuesday.

According to local media, Mandzukic signed up on a two-and-a-half year contract. No transfer details were given.

The 33-year-old forward has not played for Juve since Mauricio Sarri took over as coach in June.

Al-Duhail are currently top of the Qatari league and count Mandzukic's former Juve teammate Mehdi Benatia in their squad.

In his time with Juventus, where Mandzukic arrived in 2015, he won four league titles, three Italian cups, a Supercup and was also part of the team that lost the 2017 Champions League final.

He previously played for Dinamo Zagreb (2007-10), Wolfsburg (2010-12), Bayern Munich (2012-14) and Atletico Madrid (2014-15).

With Bayern, Mandzukic won two Bundesliga titles as well as the 2013 Champions League. Internationally, he scored 33 goals in 89 appearances for Croatia, making the final of the 2018 World Cup won by France.

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