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Vedran Corluka & wife Franka expecting first child

Vedran & wife Franka on the island of Rab (Instagram)

ZAGREB, 13 August, 2019 – Former Croatian international Vedran Corluka is set to become a father for the first time next year. 

Corluka and and wife Franka Batelic announced the news on Monday that they are expecting their first child. 

“2020 will be a special one. Our little family is getting bigger,” Corluka wrote on Instagram as he posted a photo of his pregnant wife, who added with her own post: ‘Our little person is coming.”

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2020 will be a special one😉 our little family is getting bigger ❤️ @frankaofficial_ #lavzju

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A number of Corluka’s former teammates were quick to congratulate the pair in the comments, including Šime Vrsaljko, Dejan Lovren, Ivan Perišić, and Luka Modrić.

The 33-year-old Lokomotiv Moscow central defender and the 27-year-old singer exchanged wedding vows last summer at the Parish church of Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth in Bale, Istria in front of family and friends. 

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❤️💍 @frankaofficial_

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The newlyweds then celebrated at Villa Meneghetti with Croatian singer Toni Cetinski entertaining guests at the wedding which included Corluka’s World Cup teammates Modric and Perisic.

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❤️😘😁🇭🇷

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Corluka decided to call time on his Croatia career last August after 12 years wearing the Croatian colours. He played 103 times for his country. Franka, a singer, has won a number of awards and represented Croatia at the Eurovision song contest in 2018. 

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