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Tickets sell out in record time for Croatia’s final EURO qualifier against Slovakia

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RIJEKA, 29 October 2019 – HNK Rijeka stadium has sold out in just a few hours for Croatia’s important EURO 2020 qualifier against Slovakia next month. 

Tickets for the match, which will be played on 16 November, went on sale on Tuesday and were snapped up by fans in record time, the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) said this afternoon.

“Croatia will play their last EURO 2020 qualifier in front of 8,211 fans, which is the capacity of HNK Rijeka stadium. Thanks to the fans for supporting Vatreni and we look forward to a great atmosphere in Rijeka,” HNS said.

Croatia are currently two points clear at the top of Group E and need a draw to cement a spot at EURO 2020. 

On Monday, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalić announced his squad for the match. 

Missing from the squad is experienced centre-back pairing Domagoj Vida and Dejan Lovren with both ruled out due to suspension. Marseille defender Duje Ćaleta-Car has been recalled to the squad as cover. Andrej Kramarić also returns after a break through injury.

Croatia beat Slovakia 4-0 away in their first encounter in qualifying, but Dalić says they will not be resting on their laurels.

“A big game in Rijeka awaits us and I fully trust these players that they will respond to such a challenge in the right way. We will not be fooled by the match in Trnava, the Slovaks are a very good team and can be a very dangerous opponent, but Croatia has higher quality, has experience and huge ambition to once again cheer people up like we did in Russia. With the support of a full stadium, I do not doubt the positive and successful completion of qualifications,”said coach Zlatko Dalic.

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