Kuwait national team coach shot in Serbia

Police say Kuwait national team football coach Goran Tufegdzic

has been shot in his native Serbia and is in critical


Police in the central town of Pozarevac said Sunday that

Tufegdzic was shot on Friday in the chest by his neighbor after an

argument over a plot of land. He was taken to a Belgrade hospital

in serious condition.

Tufegdzic, who has worked in the Middle East for a decade, was

appointed Kuwait coach in 2009. He took the team to the 2011 Asian

Cup and helped it win the Gulf Cup in 2010.

Kuwait Football Association Chairman Sheik Talal Al-Sabah says

he has spoken to the coach’s wife and hopes ”his health improves

and that his family endures this crisis.”