24 May 2019 – Zagreb will host the 4th Croatian World Football Club Championships next month.
The FIFA-sanctioned invitation tournament features teams from the Croatian diaspora around the world and this year will take place from 24-28 June at the Stjepan Spajić stadium, home of Hrvatski Dragovoljac in the Zagreb suburb of Siget.
Six teams will battle it out this year – Canberra FC (Australia), SC Croat San Pedro (USA), NK Pajde Möhlin (Switzerland), NK Croatia Toronto (Canada), SV Slavonija Bern (Switzerland), Vojvođanski Hrvata (Serbia).
The teams have been divided into two groups:
SC Croat San Pedro
NK Pajde Möhlin
NK Croatia Toronto
SV Slavonija Bern
The group winners will play the final on 28 June (18:30) with 5th-6th, 3rd-4th playoff matches played earlier in the day.
NK Pajde Möhlin are the current champions after winning the title in 2015. Pajde Möhlin, who were unbeaten throughout the tournament, won their first Croatian World Club trophy after beating Vojvođanski Hrvati from Serbia in the final 4-0.
Organised by the Croatian Football Federation in cooperation with the Croatian Heritage Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia, the Croatian World Club Championships are held every 4 years, with the first tournament held in 2007.