On the Eve before Sundays big game there was lots of exciting news in Osijek. The announcements were made of where fans could gather together to view the final match as Croatia goes against France. The Art installation had many stopping to take pictures. Plus the biggest city announcement that fans could get a round-trip train rider from Osijek to Zagreb to be at the famous central Zagreb Square (Zagrebačkom Trgu) which sold out as quickly as it was announced.
Tomorrow the city of Osijek will be full of Red and white with plenty of cheering in the support Croatia’s National Team. The city of Osijek will be full of life as fans watch the intense game at the Ante Starčević Square. In addition to public viewing in Tvrđa in the city of Osijek. This will be the biggest game in Croatia’s History. It will be a moment that all generations come together and agree about one thing watching Croatia go against France for the World Cup Soccer finals in Russia. The city of Osijek has done some great things after the game with Fireworks and a live musical performance by the Lyra Band Osijek.
The art installation had many people stopping to take picture on Saturday it’s not something you would expect to see. The little red car known as the “Red Fićo”(Crveni fićo) that stood up against the Tank, had a make-over. It was changed to represent the colours of the Croatian National Football Team jersey to symbolically display Croatian victory in the World Cup Football Finals. Through-out the city there were some other interesting things done, like the Croatian Tie around one the most famous statues.
For many fans Osijek had gave an incredible announcement the City of Osijek arranged a train with 8 passenger cars to travel from Osijek to Zagreb. It was a fantastic idea within minutes of the announcement the tickets were sold out. This created a large crowd of fans to arrive at Osijek Railway Station (osječkom željezničkom kolodvoru) for this once in lifetime opportunity to witness History in the making. One can only imagine what the central Zagreb square (zagrebačkom trgu) will look like tomorrow.
It does not end there the city administration made arrangements for Free parking on Monday. Electro module controllers will not be working, and the working hours of the cashier will be shortened from 7 to 13 hours.
Monday is starting to look possibly like a National Holiday and with plenty of great news as Croatia makes Headlines internationally. This may just start to heat-up the tourism season even more as people will be learning about Croatia.
Here below is a brief Gallery of just some of the stuff happening with Croatian Fans after the game