On 17 October 1990, the Croatian national team started its 24-year-long and very successful adventure in the football world, with its debut match against the USA. Next month the two teams will finally meet again. Jürgen Klinsmann and his players will face Croatia on 12 November at Fulham’s Craven Cottage in London, with the kick-off time at 20:00. The US are currently ranked 17 on FIFA’s official rankings.
“I am extremely glad to have reached an agreement with my colleagues from the US Soccer. We are all aware what the 1990 match signified for Croatia and Croatian football. Nearly quarter of century later, USA has an excellent squad, their football is expanding, and this encounter will promote both US and Croatian football”, said the president of Croatian Football Federation, Davor Šuker. (pic: Drago Sopta / HNS)