By Ante Stanic
Croatia take on the Ukraine this Friday in an important FIFA World Cup qualifier.
It will be the first match in front of a crowd for a while after the side was ordered to play its last few matches behind closed doors by UEFA. With tickets almost sold out, the atmosphere is expected to be electric.
To warm the crowd up Croatian supporters’ songs from the last 20 years get blasted from the stadium system.
Here are our TOP 5 of all time.
1. Lijepa li si – Thompson & Friends
This tune has become the unofficial anthem of the Croatian national team and is played before and after home games. It was selected as the official fans song at the UEFA EURO 2016 in France.
2. Neka Pati Koga Smeta – Baruni
This song was born during Croatia’s bronze medal run at the FIFA World Cup in France in 1998 and has remained popular for nearly 20 years.
3. Srce Vatreno – Zaprešić boys
This was the famous tune produced for Croatia’s World Cup 2006 campaign in Germany.
4. Samo Je Jedno – Connect & Zaprešić boys
This song was the supporters’ unofficial anthem for Euro 2008.
5. Malo nas je al nas ima – Boris Novković & Dino Dvornik
This song is popular at most sporting events since it was released back in 2004, the year Croatia played at Euro 2004 in Portugal.