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45th Australian & New Zealand Croatian Soccer Tournament kicks off

(Photo: 45th CSAA Soccer Tournament)

4 October 2019 – A big party into the small hours of Saturday morning has capped off the second day of the 45th Australian & New Zealand Croatian Soccer Tournament in Melbourne, Australia. 

The tournament, which is one of the main events on the calendar for Croatians down under, got underway on Thursday at the Dandenong City Soccer Club. 

56 men and women teams from clubs in Australia and New Zealand are battling it out for the title of the best Croatian soccer team down under in five competitions – Men’s Division 1, Women’s Division, Men’s Division 2, Masters and Veterans Division. 

(Photo: 45th CSAA Soccer Tournament)

(Photo: 45th CSAA Soccer Tournament)

As well as the football on the pitch, the tournament provides participants to create new friendships. 

(Photo: 45th CSAA Soccer Tournament)

(Photo: 45th CSAA Soccer Tournament)

(Photo: 45th CSAA Soccer Tournament)

(Photo: 45th CSAA Soccer Tournament)

(Photo: 45th CSAA Soccer Tournament)

On Friday night, popular local Australian-Croatian band Major Minor entertained a big crowd which gathered at the club for the Disco night. The band played a number of old and new Croatian hits into the early hours. Klapa Samoana will perform during the weekend as will Prva Liga at the final wrap up party on Sunday evening. 

(Photo: 45th CSAA Soccer Tournament)

The Australian-Croatian Soccer Tournament was founded in 1974 and is a tournament run by the Croatian Soccer Federation of Australia and New Zealand. More info on the official Facebook page

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