“I remember Argentina-Croatia, we went 0-0. Boban, Suker, Bilic and the blond of Real Madrid Prosinecki played, they had a great team. And we came from the trip dead and we had to play the next day. We went out to the court and Diego (Maradona) knew Suker because they played together in Seville. They were gatherings everywhere on the court, until We said, ‘Let’s not attack each other, if we’re dead.’ And we arranged not to attack“Said Oscar Ruggeri in the program 90 minutes of Fox Sports.
To the party that the pigheaded It was the first between both teams, played on June 4 in Zagreb. This confrontation was the last of a long tour that began against Ecuador in his country (May 25) and continued with the visit to Israel (May 31). Everything in the preparatory framework for the United States World Cup that same year. 4 years later, in France 1998, Croatia was the great revelation, when obtaining the third position. Davor Suker was the Golden Shoe, with 6 goals
Despite the passage of time, and because it was a friendly meeting, these words that the world champion in Mexico ‘86 outlined generated a stir. Davor Suker, former Real Madrid scorer and current President of the Croatian Football Federation (HNS), contradicted Ruggeri about the alleged settlement with Diego Armando Maradona.
“Suker claims that the only agreement he talked about with Maradona was his visit to Drazen Petrovic’s grave (famous Croatian basketball player), whom Maradona held in high esteem as an athleteHina reported. Although the Croatian agency does not publish the president’s statements, he reported that the former Seville described such information as false.
In that confrontation, Alfio Coconut Basile, then technical director of the Argentine national team, aligned the team with the following players: Sergio Goycoechea; Roberto Sensini, Sergio Vázquez (Fernando Cáceres 87 ′), Oscar Ruggeri, José Chamot; Diego Simeone, Fernando Redondo, Diego Armando Maradona, Abel Balbo (Alejandro Mancuso 70 ′); Claudio Paul Caniggia (Ariel Ortega 83 ′) and Gabriel Batistuta.
The local, led by Miroslav Cire Blazevic, formed with Drazen Ladic, Slaven Bilic, Nikola Jerkan, Igor Stimac, Robert Jarni, Aljosa Asanovic, Zvonimir Boban (captain), Nikola Jurcevic, Robert Prosinecki, Dzevad Turkovic and Davor Suker. Then Stipe Andrijašević, Ivica Mornar, Igor Cvitanović and Mladen Mladenović entered.