CROATIA are many people’s dark horses.
After all, last time out they managed to get to the 2018 final in Russia.
Now, they appear to have got one foot in the last-16 going into their final group match against Morocco.
Cheering them on in Qatar has been World Cup’s ‘hottest fan’ Ivana Knoll.
And that’s not the only female support the players have – with their Wags also in tow.
Meet Croatia’s stunning wives and girlfriends…
The most high-profile of all the Croatian Wags, Izabel is the wife of Chelsea midfield ace Matteo Kovacic.
A Shakira-lookalike because of her blonde curly locks, she used to be a supermodel.
However, now she is now a fashion designer – after launching a range of organic and eco-friendly baby products with company Lunilou in 2015.
She runs the business alongside older sister, Ivana Lucic – which has since branched out selling women’s and men’s fashions, which are made with sustainable materials.
29-year-old Silvija is the glam wife of Inter Milan star Marcelo Brozovic.
The pair finally tied the knot in 2016, after several years together.
Silvija boasts over 16,000 followers on Instagram, where she shares her family life and cute family snaps with their two children, Aurora and Rafael.
Josipa, 32, was a good luck charm for the forward at the 2018 World Cup, where his country Croatia reached the final.
The brunette beauty was ever-present in the stands, wearing a Croatia jersey and cheering her man on.
The pair were childhood sweethearts, and married in 2012.
The missus of Croatian goalscoring hero Marko Livaja, Iris is a personal trainer.
She is the striker’s greatest supporter – regularly wearing a shirt with his name emblazoned on the back.
Gorgeous Rajcic is the proud mum of two children, Elizabet and Lorenzo.
Marija, 27, is married to Atalanta midfielder Mario Pasalic.
The pair tied the knot in 2019 in the beautiful island of Ciovo – where he was surrounded by some of his team-mates.
The outdoorsy Wag shows of her hobbies on Instagram, including skiing and hiking mountains.
Gorgeous brunette Helena is in safe hands with Dominik Livaković – Croatia’s No1.
She is a textiles designer from Zagreb, and lists ice-skating as one of her favourite pasttimes.
Helena is also devoted to pooch Cruz, who she regularly shows off on Instagram.
Sara is also a model and is the wife of shotstopper Ivica Ivusic.
She is pals with Izabel Kovacic – and has been seen modelling her pal’s clothing line on social media.
When she’s not supporting her husband, Sara can be seen doting on their son.
But, through the years, she has kept her romance with Ivica private.
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