Službena web stranica krovne europske nogometne organizacije posvetila je veliki prostor humanitarnoj utakmici legendi Hrvatske i Slovenije za pomoć potresom stradalim dijelovima Sisačko-moslavačke županije odigranoj 14.ožujka na našem stadionu. U prigodnom tekstu naglašava se, među ostalim, da je utakmica odigrana na inicijativu predsjednika UEFA-e Aleksandera Čeferina i predsjednika HNS-a Davora Šukera te da je prikupljeno 55 tisuća eura i 220 tisuća kuna pomoći. Još jednom velika hvala nogometnim prijateljima iz UEFA-e, Slovenije, HNS-a i iz redova bivših hrvatskih nogometnih reprezentativaca!

Croatia and Slovenia legends turn out in force for Petrinja

President Aleksander Čeferin joined an all-star cast of former players as Slovenian legends overcame their Croatian counterparts in a charity match in Petrinja this weekend.

President Aleksander Čeferin joined an all-star cast of former players as Slovenian legends overcame their Croatian counterparts in a charity match in Petrinja this weekend.

President Čeferin had offered UEFA’s support in organising the match to Croatian Football Federaton (HNS) president Davor Šuker, having investigated ways to help the Petrinja region following the earthquakes which struck the area, killing seven people in December.

European football’s governing body has donated €50,000 to the Croatian Red Cross, with the HNS committing 200,000 Croatian kunas and the Slovenian Football Association (NZS) also donating €5,000 to local club Mladost, whose stadium hosted the fixture on Saturday afternoon.

“When I heard about the tragic earthquake in Petrinja, I spoke over the phone with Davor Šuker, and we began discussing ways in which we can help in this situation,” President Čeferin explained.

“[UEFA has] solidarity programme for all our associations when there are national disasters like this one. Football is about solidarity and friendship, which is why we decided to organise this match and why UEFA has made this donation. I’m glad that this charity event has been a success.” (uefa.com)

By GSNK M

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