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In Pula and Medulin

"Vlatko Marković"
Tournament opens in
Pula; Croatia U-15
wins against China

11.04.2019.
"Vlatko Marković" Tournament opens in Pula; Croatia U-15 wins against China
photo by: HNS
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The "Vlatko Marković" International U-15 Tournament had its opening ceremony in Pula on Wednesday, while the Croatian U-15 team won against China in their first match.

The inaugural edition of the tournament is being held in Pula and Medulin, and it carries the name of former HNS president Vlatko Marković. Eight U-15 national teams are competing in two groups.

The opening ceremony was held at Aldo Drosina Stadium in Pula, with all eight teams joining the ceremony. The tournament was opened by HNS president Davor Šuker, who wished all of the players a good tournament and welcomed them and their team delegations to Croatia.

The opening was also attended by HNS executive director Marijan Kustić, vice-president Tomislav Svetina, Executive Committee members Davor Ivić and Nenad Črnko, senior advisor to the president Zorislav Srebrić, deputy mayor of Pula Robert Cvek, head instructor Petar Krpan, Croatia U-21 head coach Nenad Gračan, Croatia U-17 head coach Tomislav Rukavina, county football associations coordinator Stjepan Merkaš, competitions coordinator Neven Šprajcer and other HNS representatives.

On the first day of the tournament, Argentina's U-15 team won against Slovakia (Kummer 9', Medina 17', Frutos 35'), while the second match in Group A between Croatia and China ended with a win for the tournament hosts.

In Group B, Mexico beat Greece (4:1; Kantelis 48' / Corpus 9', Madrigal 35', Moreno 40', Murattala 70'), while Korea won against Serbia (3:2; Yang 13', Son 38', Song 47' / Gluščević 28', Vlahović 66').

The "Vlatko Marković" Tournament received financial support from FIFA through the FIFA Forward Programme, and the remaining matches will be played until April 14. Entry to the tournament is free.

U-15: CROATIA - CHINA 1:0 (1:0)
"Vlatko Marković" International U-15 Tournament, Pula.

Goalscorers: 1:0 - Gubijan (21')

Croatia: Tanjić, Gubijan, Buić, Vidović, Dizdarević (55' Capan), Čuljak (70' Batur), Rukavina (70' Klančir), Radujković, Ivić (55' Petrović), Brkljača (70' Mikolčić), Lukanić. Head coach: T. Gričar.

The match between Croatia and China took place at Aldo Drosina Stadium. Croatia took the lead with a goal by Gubijan in the 21st minute, and the result remained unchanged until the final whistle. The young Croatians will meet Mexico in the second round of the tournament (April 11, 16:45, Medulin).

Friendly, 10.04.2019., 'ALDO DROSINA', Pula
Referees: Mateo Čalić, Diego Biljuh, Ivan Jakičić
Fourth referee: Sandro Veggian
Croatia U-15
1
China U-15
0
1Muhamed Tanjić21Taowen Yan
65'
2Lovro Gubijan
21'
24Yingkai Zhang
43'
4Lukas Buić25Yuan Fang
43'
6Franko Vidović27Xinglong Cui
20'
8Alen Dizdarević
55'
28Dejiang Yang
64'
9Fran Čuljak
70'
36Hongzhe Wu
10Gabrijel Rukavina
64'
70'
38Shuai Wu
43'
15Niko Radujković41Suda Li
17Ivan Ivić
55'
45Jingbo Tan
20Marko Brkljača
70'
49Wenjie Lin
64'
21Luka Lukanić50Rongjun Xiang
33'
Bench
12Toni Silić22Hao Li
3Patrik Klančir
70'
29Junyu Chen
64'
5Bruno Žagmešter31Peizhao Huang
43'
7Mislav Petrović
55'
32Jiawen Han
11Marko Capan
55'
33Xin Dong
13Noel Bodetić39Ruichen Liu
43'
14Šimun Mikolčić
70'
40Yinhan Min
16Dominik Prpić42Xiaoke He
33'
18Niko Garić46Junwei Zheng
64'
19Marko Batur
70'
47Jiahao Diao
22Niko Đolonga48Jian Xie
43'
Coaches
Tomislav GričarSanta Elena Aguado Alfredo