Markovic re-elected president of Croatian football

Published Dec. 17, 2010 10:46 a.m. ET

Vlatko Markovic has been re-elected for a fourth term as president of the Croatian Football Federation, despite being investigated by UEFA over a gay slur.

Markovic, who has headed Croatia since 1998, beat former international Igor Stimac by a vote of 25-24 on Friday.

Stimac's and Markovic's camps fiercely clashed throughout the campaign.

Markovic came under fire last month for declaring that as long as he heads the federation, no gay player will feature for Croatia. He also said he never met a gay player because ''only healthy people play football.''

UEFA then opened a case against Markovic over rules relating to discrimination and the conduct of officials.