Četiri Kafića in Split this Year to Host Perišić, Kalinić, and Possibly Modrić

Daniela Rogulj

This year’s 15th annual Četiri Kafića (Four Cafes) futsal football tournament in Split will host Croatian favorite footballers including Perišić, Kalinić, and hopefully Croatian National Team captain Luka Modrić.

The tournament Četiri Kafića will be organized this year for the 15th time in Split, lead by famous Croatian footballers. Like last year, this year’s competition will be held on 26 December in the big arena at Gripe, reports Dalmatinski Portal on 7 December, 2016.


Today, CB Baoli held the draw, which was pulled by futsal representative Josip Suton. The first semifinal will be played by cafes Baoli and Kauri, while the second semifinal will be played by cafes Tempera and Tropic. The first match is scheduled at 16:00, and the second 50 minutes later. The finals will be played directly after at 18:20.


As for the names, more or less, Gripe this year will host well-known footballers such as Kalinić, Perišić, Pranjić, Ibričić, Mornar, and Jarni amongst others, while the biggest star of the jubilee tournament could possibly be Luka Modrić.


“We sent him a call, and if he will come to Gripe will depend on whether he decides to spend that part of the holiday season in Croatia or elsewhere on vacation,” revealed Marko Bralić Keto, one of the organizers.


“People need to know that it’s not easy for us, and all this time is reduced to practically praying that these football players come to Gripe. This exhausts us because the tournament traditionally takes place during a special time when everyone can be with their families. The goal is to keep the tradition and meet the humanitarian character,” Keto added.


The humanitarian effort of this year’s tournament was emphasized by Damir Karaman, who said that this year the proceeds will go to charity for the Peace center in Rudine.


“In the past 15 years we have gathered about 3 million kuna. I hope we will continue to do so, and that the people of Split will again rush to Gripe. Anyway, this is the only chance for the city of Split to see our Croatian national team,” said Karaman, who added that all the spectators should be prepared for contests and entertainment during the breaks.


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