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FC Bayern München legends vs. Croatian football legends in the ancient Roman amphitheatre of Pula

An amazing football spectacle which the world hasn’t seen yet!

A football match between the FC Bayern München and “Vatreni” - Croatian football team legends will be played for the first time inside the Roman amphitheatre in Pula on July 8, 2019.
The sensational exhibition football match will start at 8 p.m. with the entertainment programme and animation.
Presale tickets can be purchased online at and all Tisak media sales points.
Come and support the “Vatreni” - our football team. Don't miss this unforgettable and unique experience.

A football match between the FC Bayern München and “Vatreni” - Croatian legends, bronze medal winning generation from 1998 will be played for the first time in the history inside the Roman amphitheatre in Pula on July 8, 2019.

Project is a part of the strategic partnership of the Istria Tourist Board and FC Bayern München, one of the most famous football clubs in the world which has won the Bundesliga with the help of well-reputed Niko Kovač - their manager and football couch.

This fantastic tournament will be played on a 40x20m futsal pitch which will be placed in the centre of the Roman Amphitheatre in Pula. The introduction of all teams will be held in the first part of the spectacle: the two ”Vatreni” and Bayern München teams after which the tournament draw will take place and a mini exhibition football match of junior section. Tournament will start with a two semi-final matches and it will continue with the 1st & 3rd place matches.

During break between the games, an entertainment for the visitors that includes music and other performances will take place and after the award ceremony the gathering will continue in the VIP Lounge Arena with the performance of DJ.

Presale tickets can be purchased online at, at all Tisak media sales points and at the ticket office in front of the Arena at the day of the event. The Istria Tourist Board as organizer of the event will provide a unique and unforgettable experience to all visitors.


Event schedule:

20:00 - 20:10 Greetings and event announcement
20:10 - 20:20 Exhibition football match of the juniors
20:20 - 20:40 Partner and sponsors presentation
                     The team introduction (the two ”Vatreni” and two Bayern München teams)
                     Tournament draw
20:40 - 20:45 Music programme
20:50 - 21:20 First semi-final match
21:45 - 21:55 Second semi-final match
21:55 - 22:00 Music programme/Performance
22:00 - 22:30 3rd place match
22:35 - 23:05 Finals
23:10 Winner announcement and awards ceremony

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