By Ante Vulic
Croatia takes on Denmark in the Round of 16 tonight at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
It will be the most important match at the World Cup for Croatia since 1998. With a big Croatian contingent in Nizhny Novgorod, the atmosphere is expected to be electric.
A number of Croatian supporters’ songs from the last 20 years are being belted out in the city and all over Croatia today as the countdown to the match starts.
Here are the TOP 7 Croatian supporters’ songs.
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.
6. Igraj moja Hrvatska
Zaprešić Boys’ 2018 World Cup song has been popular.
7. Moja Croatia – Stoka ft. LayZ
Croatian rapper Stoka, who has 7 studio albums to his name, teamed up with Matija Lazarević to record the song before the World Cup. It already clocked up over 2 million views on YouTube.