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Croatian President ‘can’t wait’

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic

ZAGREB AFP: Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said she could not wait for the World Cup final against France, as officials worked overtime to meet the huge demands from fans needing passports.

“I feel extremely excited, I don’t know how I will wait until Sunday,” said Grabar-Kitarovic, who is going to attend the game.

“Regardless of Sunday’s result, which I believe will be a victory, we are winners.”

The Croatian Football Federation has asked FIFA for extra tickets but at the moment they are only available on the black market.

Grabar-Kitarovic said she would probably give a Croatia jersey to her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron after sending one to Russian President Vladimir Putin and giving one to British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier in the tournament.

“I go for the final not only as a politician or president... but as a passionate fan of Croatian football... as someone who played football in childhood,” she said. “I hope for fair play and a good atmosphere”.