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EURO 2020: Croatia to face Hungary in Split at Poljud stadium

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ZAGREB, 12 June 2019 – The Executive Board of the Croatian Football Federation has decided at a meeting today that Croatia’s EURO 2020 home qualifier against Hungary will be played in Split. 

Croatia will return to Poljud stadium after a long absence on 10 October when they play what will be an important qualifier against current table-toppers Hungary. The match will kick-off at 20:45, the Croatian football federation announced. 

Poljud stadium (Photo: Ballota/CC)

“I would love to play in Split, I have said that hundreds of times, this national team is for all of Croatia, not just Osijek, Zagreb or Rijeka. I want to play in Split, and so do the players,” coach Zlatko Dalić said during the week. 

Croatia last played at Poljud stadium against Italy on 12 June 2015 in a EURO 2016 qualifier. The match was played behind closed doors after a swastika pattern was visable on the pitch against Norway in a qualifer at the stadium in March of that year.

UEFA Euro 2020 – Group E schedule:

6 September, 20:45 (Friday): Slovakia – Croatia
9 September, 18:00 (Monday): Azerbaijan – Croatia
10 October, 20:45 (Thursday): Croatia – Hungary (SPLIT)
13 October, 20:45 (Sunday): Wales – Croatia
16 November, 20:45 (Saturday): Croatia – Slovakia

Current standings

The top two teams in the group will qualify. 

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