Šuker Using Croatia Qualifier in Budapest as Research for New National Stadium

Daniela Rogulj

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President of the Croatian Football Federation Davor Šuker has announced a public invitation to all potential partners in state and local government to support to the Croatia national team in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Hungary, which will be played on March 24 at the Groupama Arena in Budapest.

HNS President Davor Šuker invited representatives of state and local government to attend the European Championship qualifying match between Hungary and Croatia in Budapest, and thus take advantage of this opportunity to visit the Groupama Arena stadium and discuss the construction of a new stadium in Zagreb, reports HNS on February 25, 2019. 

“Ahead of us is the start of European qualifications in which we are proud because we have the most successful team, but at the same time, we are aware that there is a better stadium in each country than we have in Croatia. Wales has several excellent stadiums, including the great Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Azerbaijan has the impressive Olympic stadium, and the Slovakians opened a wonderful new stadium in Bratislava just a few days ago. Finally, our neighbors Hungary have built several top-class buildings, including the Groupama Arena, where we are playing March 24,” Šuker said.

“I deeply believe that the Croatia national team deserves a stadium worthy of its results, especially after winning two world medals and the incredible promotion it has brought since independence. Therefore, I urge the representatives of the state and local government to join us in Budapest, so we can look at the Groupama Arena together, and speak to the Hungarians about how they financed and built this great stadium, as well as other new stadiums in the country. We have excellent relations with the Hungarian Football Federation and they will surely help us with our knowledge and experience. Let the Groupama Arena give us the inspiration for Croatia to build a stadium worthy of world sports,” concluded the president of the Croatian Football Federation, Davor Šuker.

Groupama Arena was built for 50 million euro in just 14 months, and can receive 23,000 spectators. The stadium is multi-functional and can also host concerts, conferences and various other cultural events with football matches.

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