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 CroatianSports.com 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.