Upon entering Poljud stadium for the 2022 World Cup qualifier between Croatia and Slovenia, which is played on Tuesday, September 7, visitors must present an EU digital Covid certificate, the Split Police reassured.
“We remind visitors that at the entrance they must have: purchased a personalized ticket, an identification document with a picture (identity card, passport, driver’s license) based on which their identity and EU digital Covid certificate will be verified before entering,” the Split Police Department said in a statement.
All three documents must have identical identification data because visitors will not be able to enter the stadium.
Croatia and Slovenia will meet on Tuesday at 8:45 pm, and the entrance to the stadium will be open from 6 pm.
“We invite visitors to come earlier so that after inspections and checks, they can enter the stadium and take their place marked on the ticket,” the police explained.
They stressed that, after entering the stadium and during the match, spectators could only sit in the place specified on the ticket and cannot be in spaces not provided for them.
The police note that before, during, and after the match, they will “intensively observe the area of the City of Split, visit places where fans and fan groups will gather, carry out measures and actions within the competence of the police, all to prevent illegal behavior and protect property and safety.”
“We are informing the citizens that in the coming days, and especially intensively on the day of the match, police officers will be more present in the City of Split, but also on the access routes, and take measures and actions within the competence of the police to prevent illegal behavior,” the police said.
The police emphasized that on the day of the match, in Split, but also Split-Dalmatia County, a large number of fans and members of various Croatia fan groups are expected.
“We ask citizens if they notice groups of people who are behaving illegally or could behave in such a way, to call the police at 192 immediately,” the police urged.
They informed the citizens that they would block the traffic on the promenade around the stadium from Monday, from 8 pm until the end of the match on Tuesday.
As of Sunday, around 9,000 tickets had been sold for the match so far. The Spaladium Arena box office will be open on Monday, September 6, from 12 to 10 pm, and on Tuesday, September 7, from 9 to 9 pm.
Hajduk striker Marko Livaja spoke about playing at home, at Poljud.
“I am happy to be in the national team again, and I do not burden myself with minutes; it will be the way the coach decides. My position? I haven’t played at the top of the attack for six, seven years, the coach has his vision, he knows what I play at the club, but I can certainly do better,” says Livaja, who knows what Poljud has to offer.
“I am convinced that the atmosphere will be great and that we will play the right game. A victory would push us close to the desired goal. We are of better quality; I expect that Slovenia will close and wait for their chance. If we are real, we will win. Kek is a proven good coach, and he certainly knows our team well, but we have to concentrate on ourselves, and then the victory should not be in question.”
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