SPLIT, 11 October 2019 – Croatia is the first national team in the world to donate all worn match shirts from a competitive match for an online charity auction.
After last night’s 3-0 victory in the EURO 2020 qualifier against Hungary at Poljud Stadium in Split, all the Croatian players who took part in the match donated their shirts for auction with proceeds going to the Vatreno Srce Foundation.
The shirts, which are signed by the player who wore that shirt, went on the online auction at kick-off and have already attracted some big bids.
The highest bid so far has come in for the shirt of captain and scorer of the opening goal, Luka Modrić. Currently his worn, signed shirt is fetching 4,000 euros. Ivan Rakitić’s shirt is the next most popular with the price now 2,400 euros.
The cheapest ones thus far are currently just under 700 euros. Bidding closes in just over three days.
The Vatreno Srce Foundation, where proceeds from the auction will go, was founded and is operated by the Croatian national team and coach. For a number of years now, the Croatian team have helped kids and youngsters through the foundation. Last year they donated funds to the Children’s Hospital for the Korak u život campaign.
All match shirts are available for fans to bid on the website www.matchwornshirt.com.