The poll for this should be how many seats will be torn out at Maksimir and Aslantepe, 5,000? 10,000? All of them?
First, I want to say that, I signed up on this forum just to write a comment about these upcoming games between Turkey and Croatia.
I am Turkish living in US, and I play casual football with people from so many different nations, and played with a lot of Croatian players. What I didn't know and learned by listening to them is: Croats are VERY racist especially against Turkish people, due to history from 400 years ago. Turks, in return, do not have any beef specifically with Croats. I have never seen a more racist group than Croat players, and I played soccer with people from almost any nation.
The fact that Croatia lost back in 2008 (and thereafter that historical game, there were also lots of incidents between Bosnian Turks and Croats) and the fact that the first game will be played in Turkey...I can only imagine how bloody the second leg will be in Croatia!
To Croatians, this Turkey game is like the final, like the epic battle they were taught in their history books ever since they were kids. It is about REVENGE to them!
We Turks do NOT even realize how life-threatening the second leg in Croatia will be! Croats keep talking about a big surprise waiting for the Turkish NT in Croatia. We have a chance to get even with them in the first leg in Turkey, if you know what I mean.