Croatia President flies economy class to support World Cup team

Marcus Newton
July 16, 2018

World media is passionately writing about Croatia - especially in England, since these two nations are going to meet in semi-finals on Wednesday.

She's held multiple roles that involved her with Croatia's diplomatic connections to other countries throughout the world including in North America in her role as the Ambassador of Croatia to the U.S.

"We knew what was at stake and how important the semi-final is for a small country like Croatia", Perisic added.

After the win Croatian players - led by Luca Modric - defeating England to make it to the final of World Cup first time ever, Grabar-Kitarovic also joins the celebrations.

Federation Internationale de Football Association is letting a top Croatian soccer official watch the team's World Cup semifinal against England from a VIP section on Wednesday despite him being convicted last month in a corruption case linked to the transfer of Luka Modric. "We showed that. Apart from against Argentina, that was our best game".

Much was made of Croatia's gruelling run to the semi-final with their previous two games going to penalties, but Modric, 32, said the team used talk about them being exhausted as a motivation.

However, FIFA says the sentence is not final because the former Dinamo Zagreb director general is appealing to a higher court.

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Croatia will once again be forced to play in their second shirt.

"And I think this is the best he's been playing throughout his whole career".

"They underestimated Croatia tonight and that was a huge mistake".

"We are in the final, it's the biggest success in Croatian history in sport and we have to be proud".

The criminal case hasn't affected Croatia's progress to its first World Cup semifinal in 20 years, despite Modric being charged with perjury in March.

England were able to defeat Sweden 2-0 and will now go on to face Croatia, who eliminated the hosts Russian Federation on penalties. The Prime Minister tweeted after the match and said that "it wasn't to be this time", and that England team will have ample support ahead of their match against Belgium on Saturday for the third place play-off.

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