A court has dismissed one of two cases against the president of Croatia's soccer federation because of his anti-gay comments.
Vlatko Markovic said last year no gay player will be part of the Croatian national team on his watch because "only healthy people play football."
A spokesman for the Zagreb county court said Thursday that a judge rejected one of the cases against Markovic this week. The hearing for the second suit is in June. The two cases have been filed by separate gay rights groups.
European soccer's ruling body has also opened a case against Markovic. He was re-elected to a fourth term as federation president in December.