Jubilant Croatia

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Croatian National Football Team
Welcomed Home 16 July 2018

Yes Croatia came second in the FIFA World Cup 2018, yes the team Captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball for best player at the FIFA World Cup 2018 and – yes the Croatian national pride and spirit are infectious; exhilarating.

Experiencing the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Croatia has been eye-opening for me; the demonstrated unity and love for Croatia was, to my memory, only matched in August 1995 as Croatian defence forces in military action “Oluja/Storm” liberated a large part of Serb-occupied Croatian territory and, hence, won the war for independence – when independent Croatia was crowned in decisive and determined battle.

Zagreb maincity square/ Ban Jelacic and Main Street Ilica
Breathless from joy

As facts would tell us Croatia is the smallest country to compete in FIFA World Cup final since 1950. With its 4.3 million people Croatia…

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