Grabar-Kitarovic, who lived through Croatia's 1991 independence war and governs in a region that has been caught up in larger geopolitical battles, said Trump's meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin could calm global tensions instead of inflame them.
Despite of this rainy amusing moment, both Croatian and French presidents, Kolinda Kitarovic and Emmanuel Macron seemed to have a really good time supporting their own teams. I am sure our friends from Qatar will manage to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup just as exceptionally.
He even kissed the top of the golden World Cup trophy.
Croatia, a country of 4 million people, confounded expectations to make it to the World Cup final.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović has charmed the world by standing in the pouring rain during the closing ceremony of the World Cup, smiling and hugging every player from both teams despite her country's loss.
The Croatian President also kissed the World Cup despite France winning it.
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.
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Kylian Mbappe and another supremely talented generation of French players may just be getting started after overcoming Croatia to win the World Cup in Russian Federation.
The two presidents who sat in their VIP seats at Russia's Luzhniki Stadium during the final World Cup match looked a little too cozy for heads-of-state.
The Frenchman is now also the fourth youngest player to ever play at least minute in and win the World Cup, behind Pele (1958), Marco Antonio with Brazil in 1970 and Giuseppe Bergomi with Italy in 1982.
At the climax of the ceremony, Putin handed an official World Cup ball to Infantino, who then handed it on to the emir. The 2026 World Cup is already confirmed to be a 48-team tournament and will be hosted across the United States, Mexico and Canada.
"It changed not only the perception of Russian Federation overseas, it changed us", Sorokin said.
People wave flags as they gather for a "heroes" welcome' in tribute to Croatian national football team.