Sacked Croatia coach Vukojevic joins team’s World Cup celebrations in Zagreb

Sacked Croatia coach Vukojevic joins team’s World Cup celebrations in Zagreb

Sacked Croatia coach Vukojevic joins team’s World Cup celebrations in Zagreb

Her performance in the World Cup is perhaps the clearest indicator of her role in the HDZ and Croatia's political sphere, where the president is head of state and the country's chief representative at home and overseas.

Invited into the team dressing room amidst their celebrations, Macron was seen with several members of the victorious French side.

Then, as Macron and Grabar-Kitarovic walked toward the tunnel to leave the field, his heels were nearly clipped by some exuberant France players who were sliding on their bellies and their behinds across the soaked grass toward a bank of photographers beside a group of state presidents.

But wins against Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the group stage allowed Russian Federation to reach the World Cup knockout stage for the first time in post-Soviet history.

Macron had already celebrated with the team on Sunday after attending the final in Moscow, to project a more modern image as a president in touch with the masses. We have regrets now when we look at [refereeing] decisions, [because] it doesn't make sense anymore.

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"Congratulations to the France team for this great victory! Thank you for this attractive football!"

New Jersey soccer fans gathered Sunday to watch Croatia and France face off in the highest-scoring World Cup final since 1966. Croatia's state railway company cut ticket prices by half so fans could get to the city.

She was even spotted sharing light moments with her French counterpart on the podium, minutes after the Croatian national team's disappointing defeat.

The players passed in an open-top bus, greeting fans and signing autographs along the way. "He has that connection with Paul Pogba too".

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