Croatians give heroes' welcome to World Cup squad
Tens of thousands of Croatians gave a heroes' welcome to their team in Zagreb on Monday after the squad returned from Russia following their World Cup final defeat.
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović: All Hail The Queen Of Hugs
Do you need a hug? Look no further than the Queen herself. Away from the trophy win at the just concluded Russia 2018 World Cup, there was another spectacular series of events captured on camera and it was done by no other person that the Croatian president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović showed us she is definitely…
Wave of optimism sweeps France as World Cup unites nation
French fans dared to dream of a World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the final on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity.
Croatia counts down to 'historic' World Cup final
Excitement reached fever-pitch levels in Croatia as the small nation counted down to its first-ever World Cup final against France on Sunday.
What’s Croatia’s secret
On the morning after the night before, eyes learning to refocus again after giddily celebrating Croatia reaching a first World Cup final, Anita Sambol jumped into her car and made the 60 kilometre journey to Zagreb. She needed a passport. Urgently. She, like her country’s footballers, was on her way to Moscow for the World…
Goalless Giroud still a fixture in France's World Cup line-up
Olivier Giroud has not scored a single goal for France at the World Cup but his mere physical presence will guarantee the Chelsea forward a place in Sunday's final against Croatia. Think of France's attackers and the names Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann immediately come to mind, but Giroud has played every game in Russia,…
Chukwu says Croatia vs France final can go either way
Christian Chukwu, a former Super Eagles coach, on Friday said that the World Cup final match in Russia between Croatia and France could go either way. Chukwu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the two countries had quality and young players. He said that the match would very interesting, full of…
Croatia's World Cup success divides Balkan neighbours
Croatia's neighbours in the former Yugoslavia have largely praised the team's surprise success in reaching the World Cup final in Russia -- just don't expect the Serbian president to support them, at least for now.