The worn and signed shirts of the Croatian national football team from the match in the European Championship against Spain were sold for 48,909 Euros at an online auction organized for the Fire Heart Foundation, the Croatian Football Association (HNS) announced.
After the Croatian national football team became the first in the world to donate the jerseys from one competitive match (Croatia - Hungary, Euro 2020 qualifiers) to an online auction for humanitarian purposes and collected more than 30 thousand euros, they have again donated their shirts.
All the Croatian national team players who played in the match against Spain donated their jerseys to the auction and the starting price was 89 Euros.
The shirt of Croatian captain Luka Modrić reached 16 thousand euros and thus became the most expensive worn shirt sold since the online launch of this auction site.
Of the other members of the Croatian national team, the shirts of Andrej Kramarić (2,622 euros), Mate Kovačić (2,400 euros) and Marcel Brozović (2,100 euros) reached the highest amounts.
All shirts sold were professionally disinfected by exposure to ultraviolet radiation, which means that all possible traces of viruses, bacteria and DNA material were removed, but all other elements of the worn jersey were preserved, including embroidered Croatian and Spanish flags and the date of the match on the front of the jersey.
The Fire Heart Foundation was founded and run by Croatian national team members and selectors, through whom they have been helping children and young people for years, such as donations to the Clinic for Children's Diseases and the Step into Life campaign.