For the first time since 1998, Croatia secured a place in the semi-final and not only Fans were in celebrations mood, their president who couldn’t stop cheering from the stands. She later even celebrated with the players in the locker room and video went viral.
— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) July 7, 2018
With Croatia advancing to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1998, a video clip of the country’s president celebrating wildly from the stands has gone viral. Croatia’s first female President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was in attendance on the night her team dumped hosts Russia out of the tournament following a 4-3 penalty shootout win. Seated beside FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev in the VIP section, she was seen raising her hands and doing a little victory dance to celebrated Croatia’s second goal.
— shaimaa khalil BBC (@Shaimaakhalil) July 7, 2018
Notably this was not the first time that her support to the team has made headlines. In an earlier match against Denmark, a picture of her cheering Croatia from the stands along with other fans has gone viral.