After the spectacular welcome back party in Zagreb on Sunday, Croatia’s World Cup stars were welcomed in their hometowns across the country this week.
The waterfront in Split was packed as they welcomed home Ivan Perišić, Mario Pašalić, Nikola Vlašić, Josip Juranović, Ivo Grbić and Marko Livaja.
Fans turned out in big numbers in Zadar to welcome their hometown hero Dominik Livaković and Martin Erlić, whilst captain Luka Modrić, could not make it in person, he joined via a video call, HNS said.
Marcelo Brozović and Ante Budimir were welcomed in Velika Gorica, whilst Karlovac threw a party for defender Dejan Lovren.
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Borna Barišić, Domagoj Vida and Ivica Ivušić were welcomed home in Osijek last night.
Osijek’s Mayor Ivan Radić and Prefect Anušić received the players in the premises of the City of Osijek and presented them with medals with the inscription “Bronze to the world, gold to us!”
Joško Gvardiol was welcomed in Kerestinac, and Josip Šutalo in Svitava near Čapljina. Coach Zlatko Dalić, just like in 2018, got a welcome party in Varaždin.