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RUMOR MILL: Vatreni Coming To Canada?

October 23, 2019


Toronto, Canada



Rumors are brewing that the Vatreni will once again play friendlies in North America prior to Euro 2020. Just as Croatia played in Miami and Dallas before the 2018 World Cup, plans are being put in place to play in Toronto and/or Chicago March of 2020.

Again, just a rumor at the moment, but how sweet would this be for the Croatians living in Canada and the Midwest?



This also aligns with what Šuker told in May of 2017 in Los Angeles. Šuker wants Croatia to be a global brand – and in order to do so – he understands the team must travel outside of Europe for friendlies. In the interview, Šuker said he wanted to bring the team to New York, Toronto, and Australia in the near future.



After already successfully bringing the Croatian national side to Los Angeles, Miami, and Dallas over the past two years, this news lines up perfectly with Šuker’s original plan.


Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 30 comments

  1. Aussie Croat says:

    With the amount of Hrvati in Canada and the US, if you pricks can’t fill out a 60,000 seat venue, you’re hopeless!!!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Only Australian would be worse than Canada.

  3. Maminjo says:

    Would they actually be playing Team Canada?

    Ugh. That would be a massacre.

  4. Soul Champ says:

    @ Aussie Croat


    Be nice to see a packed house of Hrvati In North America.

  5. Dannyj says:

    Is Canada worse then Georgia by a lot??

  6. Razbijač says:

    Howa ’bout Croatia already IS a Global Brand!

    Especially when you can’t get your hands on the Croatia soccer jersey in stores–’cause it sells out like crazy.

    The checkers are Iconic, going down in football lore like the Brasil Yellow and Dutch oranje kits.

  7. Poglavnik says:

    Probably not as bad as if they were playing the U.S.

  8. Glava says:

    “Is Canada worse then Georgia by a lot??”

    Canada would beat Georgia.

  9. Andrej L says:

    BMO Field would be pretty full if it was an exhibition against Canada.

  10. Glava says:

    BMO Field holds 30,000 for soccer, expandable to 40,000.

    How many total tickets would be sold for a Croatia/Canada exhibition game?

  11. Suba says:

    It would be the most exciting thing to ever happen to Canada

  12. Ante Kvartuč Ante Kvartuč says:

    Sources say we would play Colombia in Chicago. But that’s just between us…

  13. BZ says:

    I heard we were playing the Congo in Chicago, but it may have been an internet hoax thingy.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hey want to provide some sources for those sources

  15. Dannyj says:

    It’s Ziva’s guy at the savez. Everyone and their baba knows that

  16. Livno 3:16 says:

    Guys, I’ve shared with my friends in August that Hrvatska will be visiting Toronto in March of 2020 via the most reliable source which are words from Suker’s mouth to my dad in their village of Listani (near Livno) this past summer. Davor indicated that their plans were to play a game in Toronto….I would bet on it however plans can always change.

    Not sure who they would play however most likely Canada or possibly a South American team.

  17. ELVIS says:

    Canada? the place the forgot how to play winning hockey.

  18. Croat Canadian says:

    It’s about fucking time they come to the six. You know how many times I’ve been to the Mississauga park for games and the place is packed! BMO field would sell out quick if they got Croatia playing in Toronto. Just the GTA alone has over 12,000 Croats, Hamilton has close to 10,000, Mississauga has a ton. Try getting them playing not just Canada. How about the states, Italy, Ireland, Poland, and especially a south american team.

  19. Aussie Croat says:

    @ Anonymous

    If by any chance you could get the current Cro national team to play in Oz, in either Melbourne or Sydney, you would get a minimum of 50,60 thousand people to the game. That’s 1 in every 3 Croats in Australia. Pretty impressive if you ask me.
    Not to mention the hoards of non-Cros that would go to see world class players.
    So go and get F&*KED.

  20. Mike says:

    The Vatreni coming to Chicago would be crazy!!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Toronto would be nuts

  22. Anonymous says:

    @Aussie Croat

    Put another shrimp on the barbie. Isn’t the Australian team called the Kangeroos lol.

  23. Tomaso says:

    Put that shit in NY or NJ. Be real.

  24. Croatianperson85 says:

    NY Chicago LA Toronto would make sense in North America.

  25. gbvh says:

    In Canada would be a rumour, not a rumor. Jebote!

  26. Anonymous says:

    The only community that would show up in droves outside of European or Australian areas would be southern Ontario. Toronto is perfect place to host a friendly for Hrvatska. The other areas are too mungified.

  27. A Galic says:

    Team Canada just beat the US 2 nil a few weeks back. Yes team Canada hasn’t ever had a strong team ever but would make a decent exhibition. Rogers center could hold 50000. BMO feild would have a better atmosphere for some footy.
    Needless to say the vatreni need to send some love up here in the north.

  28. Aussie Croat says:

    @ Anonymous

    It’s Kangaroo. No ‘e’ dickhead.
    They’re called the Socceroos and they’re fucking garbage.
    Also, it’s prawn, not shrimp.

  29. Tomas says:

    Australia would be good because it would be a short drive from northern Croatia and Vienna is a pretty city to visit.

  30. Nick says:

    It would be freezing and snowing in march in Chicago and Toronto

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