30 years ago, fans faced off in the stands - months later they would be fighting each other on the battlefield
The quake hit 7km north of the capital Zagreb at 6:23 a.m. (0523 GMT) on Sunday.
BREAKING: A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Croatia and its capital
From castles, churches and theatres to food, wine and music, we've put together a list of nine places you should visit to get your dose of Croatian culture.
Euronews takes a tour of the Croatian capital to ample some of the delights that are attracting scores of tourists to the southern European city.
Rimac Automovili, just outside the capital Zagreb, has more than 600 employees, half of them are engineers, designing and building hyper sports cars as fast as a bullet train
Croatia's PM has been to the scene
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the incumbent president of Croatia, has lost Sunday's runoff election to Zoran Milanović, leader of the country's Social Democrat party.
Conservative incumbent Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who is running for a second term, will face a run-off on January 5.
Probably due to engine failure, a small two-passenger sports aircraft landed on the A6 motorway at the Ravna Gora junction in the direction of Rijeka.