By Ante Vulic
Croatia takes on Morocco tomorrow in their opening 2022 FIFA World Cup match at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar.
Croatia are the defending World Cup runners-up and will be looking for a good start against Morocco. The only time the two teams met was back in 1996 in a friendly when Croatia won 7-6 on penalties after the scores were locked at 2-2.
A number of Croatian fans have made the trip to Qatar and some of the famous fans’ songs from the last 20 years will be belted out tomorrow all over Croatia and the diaspora in the build up to to the match.
We take a look at the TOP 5 Croatian supporters’ songs of all time.
1. Lijepa li si – Thompson & Friends
This tune has become the unofficial anthem of the Croatian national team and is played before and after home games on the stadium speakers. It was selected as the official fans song at the UEFA Euro 2016 in France.
2. Igraj moja Hrvatska
Zaprešić Boys’ 2018 World Cup anthem was a major hit and the song gathered momentum as Croatia advanced in the tournament. It is still a big favourite this year and has had over 21 million views soon YouTube.
3. Srce Vatreno – Zaprešić boys
This was the famous tune produced for Croatia’s World Cup 2006 campaign in Germany.
4. Samo Je Jedno – Connect & Zaprešić boys
This song was the supporters’ unofficial anthem for Euro 2008.
5. Neka Pati Koga Smeta – Baruni
This song was born during Croatia’s bronze medal run at the FIFA World Cup in France in 1998 and has remained popular for nearly 20 years.
5th equal. Neopisivo – Zaprešić boys
Another anthem from the Zaprešić boys. Neopisivo was launched just before the 2014 World Cup.