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Croatian Football Fan Group Celebrates 70th Anniversary With Stunning Fireworks Display

Torcida, the famous fan group for Croatia’s soccer club Hajduk Split, took a break from celebrating their beloved team to acknowledge their own 70th anniversary on October 28 by lighting up Split’s night sky with a display of fireworks and flares. Split resident Josip Balic captured drone footage of the midnight event, showcasing the vastness of the celebration, perhaps second only to the fireworks-and-flares display in 2011 when the Hajduk Split football club turned 100. Torcida – founded to foster the same kind of spirited support Croatians witnessed in Brazilian fans during the 1950 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro – is the oldest fan club in Europe. Credit: Josip Balic via Storyful
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