Monday, 23 July 2018

The Croatian national football team will play the final match of the World Cup in its first red and white checkered jersey set!

The team has opened the World Cup in this set and defeated Nigeria 2:0, however in the next five games wore the second – black one - and many fans consider it lucky, because while wearing it Croatians won Argentina 3:0, Iceland 2:1, Denmark and Russia in the penalties and England 2:1.

The reason why Croatia will wear their famous red and white jerseys is because FIFA draw placed France as a home team and they will wear their dark blue jerseys.

It doesn’t matter what they wear – we are sure that they will be amazing!!!

The Croatian President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, will cheer again for Croatian team in the finals of the World Cup in Moscow – HRT reports.

This are great news, especially if you remember her passionate cheering on the match against Russia – she even went viral because of her dance of joy! Not to mention that she even went to the dressing room of the players (who can blame her?) and has been one of the biggest supporters of Croatian team.

During semi-finals (Croatia-England), she was at the dinner with NATO leaders and couldn't watch the game, but was informed about the score all the time – HRT writes.

- When Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave me the word at that point, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk (the President of the Commission and the President of the European Council) have shown me that it was a tie, which deconcentrated me a bit at the start of my speech. After dinner together with President Macron, I looked at the last few minutes of the last extension. He congratulated me, hugged and we agreed to see on Sunday in Moscow - the president said.

She announced that she will follow the match in the Croatian jersey and that he slightly provoked Macron to appear in national colors, not in suit.

-I told him that people in Croatia wonder who is the bigger fan – me or him, so we will have to prove ourselves in Moscow - she said.

She expressed hope that the optimism that flooded the country because of the historical success of football players could flow to other parts of social life and economy – it’s written by HRT.


Meryem Uzerli, world famous Turkish-German actress and model is in Dubrovnik! She shared photos from our beautiful city on her official Instagram profile, followed by more than 4 million people.

This beautiful actress accompanied her photo with an interesting caption:
-Do you know what? My great grandmother is from Croatia! – Meryem wrote and got over 100 thousand likes!

Meryem came to Dubrovnik with her friends and famous Turkish TV hosts – Diyar Onar and Nazlı Çelik and was more willing to share their group photo. Ladies are posting every corner of Dubrovnik on their Instagram profile and – everybody loves it!


In case you didn't know, Meryem Uzreli rose to prominence by playing Hürrem Sultan in the Turkish TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl (2011–2013), for which she received critical acclaim and won numerous accolades, including a Golden Butterfly Award.

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It wasn’t only the 4.2 million people in Croatia that celebrated the monumental achievement of reaching the 2018 World Cup Finals after defeating England in extra time. Croatians all over the world, from Australia to the US, joined in the special night.

The dust is still settling after a historic semi-final win over England in Moscow. After last night’s wild celebrations Croatia was calmer today. One of the best teams in the competition await Croatia in the final on Sunday, however the upbeat mood and overwhelming confidence that the nation now has in their team has given a belief that France are the next “victims.”

Check out these video from around the world as Croatians joined as one to rejoice

When Croatia won England in the semi-finals of the World Cup, everything was shaking – literally. The Geophysical Department of the Faculty of Science (PMF), University of Zagreb on its Facebook page has released an interesting fact – Croatian fans shook the ground while cheering!! 

As they write, the PMF's seismological stations have reported stronger ground rupture yesterday, especially two times, at 10.20 and 10.37 pm.

The first time of the mini-earthquake matches the time when Mario Mandzukic scored a goal that took Croatia to the final and to the other when Turkish referee Cüneyt Çakır marked the end of the match. The Croatian fans started to jump and shook the whole country – all night long.


World media is completely enchanted by Croatia after the semi-finals of the World Cup. Croatia won England 2:1 and made history – this is first time that our country is in the finals! And even though that is a huge thing for football fans, that’s also a huge thing for the promotion of Croatia.

Suddenly, numerous people around the world want to learn more about this little country that made it this far in the World Cup. Foreign media is absolutely full of information about the players, tactics, predictions, but we love those a bit unusual – like that from IOL or Independent Online, news and information website based in South Africa.

They published an article titled 'Three unusual facts about World Cup finalists Croatia', which shows that interest in our country goes further than football.

1. Hum is the world’s smallest town
2. The world-famous dog breed, dalmatians, are originally Croatian
3. A Croatian holds the Guinness World Record of the biggest white truffle

Not something you would expect when opening a World Cup related article, right?

Air France starts a direct line Paris-Dubrovnik-Paris from Thursday, July 19th, which will fly until September 1st - it was stated from the French air carrier.

During this period Air France airplanes will fly twice a week between Paris and Dubrovnik with Airbus A319 aircraft.

Dubrovnik is certainly one of the most attractive destinations in Croatia that Air France has recognized and established a direct line, the statement of the company said.

By setting up seasonal flights of Air France domestic tourists and passengers get an opportunity to fly with Air France to Paris and then to other destinations in the world – it’s added in the statement.

“This is the best night of my life, my little Croatia, my beautiful Croatia, am I dreaming, I can’t believe it,” commented a fan in Dubrovnik with tears rolling down her face. Croatia is in the 2018 World Cup Finals, history has been made, heroes are being worshipped and the night sky is alight with fireworks.

The celebrations are unbounded. Dubrovnik is not sleeping tonight! To come back from a goal down to England and win in a nail-biting finish in extra time sums up the spirit perfectly.

Check out this video from the “front line” as we bring you just a taste of the crazy celebrations in Dubrovnik.



Dubrovnik will not sleep tonight. The Old City was packed for the biggest match in the country’s history and the national team didn’t disappoint. What a night! A huge video wall was set up in the historic city and the broadcast was followed by thousands, they sat on the floor, on walls, in stands, hung from windows.


And as Croatia dramatically won the game in extra time the city went mad. Fireworks, car horns, bangers, smoke bombs, cheers and tears all rolled into one. For a country with a population of only 4.2 million to reach the final of the 2018 World Cup is nothing short of remarkable. The traditional greats of the beautiful game, Brazil, Germany, Spain and Argentina have long since packed their bags and flown home but Croatia have lived to fight another day.

After going behind to England they dug deep and now the country celebrates. The smallest nation to reach a World Cup Final since 1950 when Uruguay beat Brazil. Tears of joy as Croatia joins together to back their heroes. What an incredible World Cup, full of twists and surprises, and what a night for Croatia.

Croatia is closed tomorrow!! Give us a day to recover….thank you.



Unbelievable scenes all over the country as Croatia are in the finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia are defeating England 2 – 1. Croatia exploded as the final whistle blew and for the first time in history Croatia made it to the finals of the World Cup.

England took the lead early on through a free kick from Kieran Trippier however Croatia fought back and goals from Ivan Perisic in the 68th minute and Mario Mandukich in the 109th minute saw Croatia into the World Cup finals.

Fireworks, song, disbelief – Croatia will play France in the finals of Sunday.


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