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Warm Welcome for Croatia in Brazil

CroatiaThe Croatian national football team has arrived at Tivoli Ecoresort, its base camp for the World Cup in Brazil, after a long flight from Zagreb…

The squad travelled via Lisbon to Salvador, and then a further hour by bus to Praia do Forte in Bahia, where they will stay for at least the next 20 days, and hopefully longer. The hosts organised a welcome party for the Croatian players and coaching staff, and after coach Niko Kovač cancelled a scheduled training session and had the players do a fitness session at the complex instead.

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The team were also welcomed by Croatian Football Federation president Davor Šuker, Mata de Sao Joao local representatives, and Drago Štambuk, the ambassador of the Republic of Croatia in Brazil.

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The first training session in Brazil will be held on Wednesday (17:00), at Campo da Croacia. (pic: Drago Sopta / HNS)

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