Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic 'Can hardly wait' For World Cup Final

Clay Curtis
July 18, 2018

"Still, it is a great achievement to play in the final and we can only be proud of what our soccer team has done in the World Cup", 59-year old Darko Ilakovac said.

Penalty shoot-out victories over Denmark and Russian Federation followed in the last 16 and quarter-finals, respectively, before a 2-1 win against England in extra-time saw them reach their first ever World Cup final. Another died in the northern Oise department after he crashed his auto into a tree.

Putin, who was in attendance at the Luzhniki Stadium with French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, congratulated his counterparts after a thrilling world cup final. France won its maiden World Cup title in 1998 when the country hosted the event and Sunday's win also brought back memories of the 1998 triumph for the fans.

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In the build-up to this year's World Cup, some Western politicians called for a boycott over Russia's annexation of Crimea and allegations of assassinating its opponents overseas, which Moscow denied. "I feel greatly energized, I don't know how I will hold up until Sunday", said Grabar-Kitarovic, who will go to the diversion. Due to the endless stream of players, coaches and others involved in the football feast individuals, Putin had no time, so simply rotate your head to the side Grabar-Kitarovic. Yes, the leader of the Russians for some time was the only one "presidential umbrella" hid from the rain in front of millions of viewers.

A comment heralding the multicultural French World Cup winners has provoked an online debate about racism and immigration.

Among the changes, station Victor Hugo became "Victor Hugo Lloris", named after the team's captain and goalkeeper, whose second half mistake gave Croatia faint hopes of a late comeback.

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