And so the dream is over. Croatia can be proud of their team, proud of their 2018 World Cup performance and proud that they achieved a historic result for the country. The final in Moscow ended 4 – 2 to the French and “Les Bleus” secured their second World Cup after winning on home soil in 1998.
Croatia have certainly had a World Cup campaign to be proud of. Three victories from three in their group games and after finishing top moved into the later stages as group winners. Victories over Denmark, the hosts Russia and England saw them reach the final for the first time in their history. But it wasn’t to be.
The country will celebrate, will welcome home their heroes in style and will look back at this summer in Russia with pride.