It is like deja vu. Just like Russia in 2018, videos of the Croatian football team singing at the team hotel celebrating reaching a World Cup semi-final are again emerging.
After Croatia beat Japan in the round of 16, the atmosphere back at the team hotel was relatively subdued, but that was not the case on Friday night after they knocked Brazil out in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar on penalties.
“This win is for the Croatian people, let Croats in all parts of the world enjoy this. I know you love us we can do a lot and Croatia showed that. This is for the homeland defenders, enjoy it. Croatia has been in the semi-final twice in a row with just 3 million people. These guys are not normal,” coach Zlatko Dalić said after the win.
When the team arrived back for a meal at the hotel they soon broke out into song.
Check out the video below posted by Dalić.
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Croatia will face Argentina or Holland on Tuesday for a place in the final.