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Stevanja takes the ball from the opponent and passes it to Stevanja, who sent the ball to Stevanja to score and then coach Stevanja celebrated the goal.

This scene may seem as a joke, but it is common for Croatia's Vrcevo club, which played a game last Sunday with 10 players with the same surname.

This similarity was a trouble for referees since 15 of the 22 players of this club have the same surname.

Vrcevo coach Zeljko Stevanja pointed out that in some matches a total of 15 players with the surname Stevanja are called up, including three called Ivan, and most of them are brothers.

Moreover, the president of the Croatian club had also the same name until recently.

According to the Croatian daily 24 Sata, the club plans to include 11 players with the surname Stevanja in the upcoming matches.

The name of Stevanja is common in the village of Glavice, where the Croatian club is located.

The referees face problems when they give instructions or want to punish players with the same names.

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