Croatian and Slovenian football legends play fundraising match in Petrinja
A humanitarian match between Croatian and Slovenian football legends to come to the aid of the victims of the devastating earthquake of December 29 took place today in Petrinja.
The game took place at the initiative of UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin and Croatian Football Federation President Davor Šuker, both of whom played in the game that ended 2-1 against the Slovenes.
Before kick-off, UEFA donated 50,000 euros to the Croatian Red Cross, while the Croatian Football Federation donated 200,000 kuna to the Sisak-Moslavina County Football Association , intended for the reconstruction of the football infrastructure during the earthquake. affected areas.
“When I discovered the tragic earthquake in Petrinja and its surroundings, I spoke to Davor Šuker and we started to think about how we could help. Football is solidarity, football is friendship and we have agreed to organize this match and for UEFA to give some funds. We were joined by the Croatian Football Federation and the Slovenian Football Federation led by Radenko Mijatović, I am happy that this humanitarian event was a success, ”said the UEFA President. Aleksander Čeferin.
The Slovenian Football Federation also joined him with a donation of 5,000 euros to the Mladost football club in Petrinja where the match took place.
Davor Šuker would open the scoring from the penalty spot for the Croatian Legends in the 45th minute, before Milivoje Novaković and Milenko Aćimović score to give the victory to the Slovenian Legends.
“When the tragedy happened, UEFA President Alexander Ceferin and I spoke and in the first second we agreed on the game in Petrinja, we were only looking for the most suitable date. appropriate. I would like to thank President Čeferin and the UEFA Executive Board who voted for this donation, and as President of the Croatian Football Federation I am happy that we were able to help the Sisak County Association- Moslavina. The ball will always roll, the most important thing is that people in this area have a roof over their heads as soon as possible, and anyone who can help is welcome. The least important thing is who won on the field, we have all won in the service of humanity ”, said the president of the Croatian Football Federation, Davor Šuker.
Croatia Legends 1 – 2 Slovenia Legends
Petrinja – Mladost Stadium
Goals: 1: 0 Šuker (45′-11m), 1: 1 Novaković (60 ‘), 1: 2 Aćimović (63’)
Legends of Croatia: Marijan Mrmić, Stipe Pletikosa, Davor Šuker, Zvonimir Boban, Aljoša Asanović Ivica Olić Petar Krpan, Dario Šimić, Darijo Srna, Daniel Šarić, Niko Kranjčar, Igor Bišćan Boris Živićković, Siljislija Necan Boris Živićković, Siljislija Necan Boris Živićković , Siljislija Necan, Boris Živićković, Siljislija, Robert Špehar, Marko Babić, Željko Pavlović.
Slovenian legends: Robert Volk, Aleksander Čeferin, Primož Gliha, Miran Pavlin, Milivoje Novaković, Milenko Aćimović, Boštjan Cesar, Mišo Brečko, Radenko Mijatović, Aleksandar Radosavljević, Milivoje Novaković, Milenko Aćimović, Boštjan Cesar, Mišo Brečko, Radenko Mijatović, Aleksandar Radosavljević, Milivoje Novaković, Milenkoć Ašimović, Milenkoć Radicović, Milenkoć Ašenkoć, Radenko Mijatović, Bškoje Novaković, Milenkoć Radicović, Milenkoć Ašenkoć, Mijatović, Milenkoć Ašimović, Milenkoć Ašimović, Bštjan Cesar , Tomažislan Veshel, Roberto Barišić, Tomažvislan Veshel, Robert Másovan Begović, Tomažis Veshel, Branko Ilić, Mitja Sojer, Jože Prelogar, Robert Beguš.