Croatia will face Ukraine this Friday in Zagreb in the European qualifier for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. The match will be held at 20:45 at Maksimir stadium.
Judging by the way tickets have sold for this game, Croatian football fans are hungry to watch the national team in action.
Already last week the east stands and VIP west sold out, and as of today, all that remain are tickets in the north and west stands. As of last Friday, a total of 18,000 tickets had already sold, and the maximum capacity for this match is 27,764 spectators, reports Index.hr on March 21, 2017.
Presale tickets, which ended at the weekend, allowed Croats a big bargain to see favorite footballers Luka Modrić, Mario Mandžukić, and Ivan Rakitić, so it’s no surprise that Croatian football fans will be flooding Maksimir stadium on Friday night.
Today, four days before the match with Ukraine, all tickets for the west and east stands have sold out. Of the tickets left, there are less than 2,000 seats in the northern stands, and the south section of Maksimir will host around 2,000 Ukrainians. Thus far, nearly 25,000 tickets have been sold.
The team arrived in Zagreb yesterday for preparations, with the exception of Vedran Ćorluka and Šime Vrsaljko who sustained injuries in the last week.
“We all know that Ukraine is a good team, but I will not lie to you – of course I loved Shevchenko and his game. It will be a tough and interesting game and we hope the stadium will be full in order to continue our road to Russia. I am aware that Konoplyanka is a good player. We have to prepare well, and the Ukrainians will not be easy,” said Andrej Kramarić in an interview on HNS yesterday.
You can find the remaining tickets here!