The Croatian national football team will play in a friendly tournament in Qatar in March, during which Vatreni will play two matches, the Croatian Football Federation confirmed today.
Croatia will face Slovenia on March 26th, and will play Bulgaria three days later on March 29th.
The Qatari national team will also play in the tournament, playing matches against Bulgaria (March 26th) and Slovenia (March 29th).
The matches will be played at the stadiums in Doha where the FIFA World Cup matches will be played. The exact times and venues will be announced soon.
“We wanted to play in Doha in March, so I thank the leadership of the Federation for agreeing to participate in this tournament – it will be a great opportunity to get to know Qatar and feel the conditions that await us – climate, infrastructure, culture. I think that the opponents are tailor-made, two quality teams that will be a good test for what awaits us next. First of all, we look forward to the gathering, to continue to build a community that will be key to success in the competitions that await us later in the year,” said coach Zlatko Dalić.
“We are glad that we have reached an agreement on participating in this tournament in Doha, given the desire of the coach Dalić and the national team to play in Qatar, so that we can acclimatise to everything that awaits us at the end of the year. direct placement in Qatar enabled a peaceful year in which we can prepare well for the World Cup, and participation in this tournament will be an important step in that direction,”said HNS President Marijan Kustić.