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Croatian FA and Hajduk Split Meet and Unite to Move Italy Qualifier to Split

HNSA Croatian football federation delegation have met with Hajduk Split officials today to discuss the possibility of moving June’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy from Zagreb to Split’s Poljud stadium…

Croatia are scheduled to face Italy at Zagreb’s Maksimir stadium on 12 June, but a u-turn from the Croatian football federation, in an attempt to appease bad relations between Split and the FA, means that the fixture looks likely to now be played in Split.

Both parties on Tuesday were agreeable that the fixture be moved south to Split in the interest of Croatian football after a three and a half hour meeting at Poljud stadium.

The Croatian football federation delegation in Split was led by secretary Damir Vrbanović, advisor to the President of the federation Zorislav Srebrić and head of security Zoran Cvrk, whilst Hajduk Split President Marin Brbić, chairwoman of the Board Branka Ramljak and Vice Chairman Nikola Koceić Bilan represented the Split club.

The Croatian football federation said after the meeting that they would do everything required with regards to UEFA to get the venue changed. It was also proposed that Poljud stadium also host Croatia’s qualifier against Bulgaria in October and also two matched in Croatia’s next World Cup qualifying campaign. (photo / Drago Sopta / HNS)

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