The Croatian Football Federation confirmed to UEFA that it has selected Neuruppin as the base camp for the Croatian national team during Euro 2024.
The base camp in Neuruppin consists of the Mark Brandenburg resort on the shores of Lake Ruppiner and the associated training ground Volksparkstadion, which is only a seven-minute drive from the hotel.
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The Croatian Football Federation chose four options in each of the three Euro regions on July 11, 2022, the first day it could be done. In September of this year, a delegation from the Croatian Football Federation visited the selected options. Immediately after the final draw, which placed Croatia in the northern region, national team coach Ivica Olić, team manager Iva Olivari, and spokesperson Tomislav Pacak conducted a final inspection of the best options in the region. In agreement with HNS President Marijan Kustić and coach Zlatko Dalić, it was concluded that Neuruppin is the best option for the Croatian national team.
"We always start with the duty to provide the team with the best possible conditions. Therefore, in 2022, we started the whole process, without burdening the national team staff with this topic before and during the qualifications, of course. Neuruppin was rightfully one of the most sought-after camps in the entire UEFA catalogue, and I am pleased that our logistics have handled it excellently and surpassed many other national teams. We are excellently positioned geographically for group competition, we will have an idyllic environment and excellent sports conditions for work, which is most important for the team," emphasized HNS President Marijan Kustić.
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Neuruppin is located 75 kilometres from the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where Croatia opens Euro 2024 against Spain. Hamburg (225 kilometres) and Leipzig (227 kilometres), where Croatia plays against Albania and Italy, are also quickly accessible by bus, so the team won't need flights in the first round of the tournament. The Mark Brandenburg resort has an excellent fitness centre and rich recovery facilities, while the training centre with a top-notch pitch ensures privacy for the team.