Croa­tia

World Cup star still due in court charged with per­jury

World Soccer - - Contents - James Mon­tague in Za­greb

As soon as the day had bro­ken, rain fell heav­ily and steadily in Za­greb. But that didn’t mat­ter. Tens of thou­sands of peo­ple still streamed into Ban Jelacic Square six hours be­fore kick-off. A stage and a big screen had been set up, as it had all through Croa­tia’s in­cred­i­ble run in the 2018 World Cup.

Big crowds had greeted Croa­tia’s vic­tory against the hosts Rus­sia, on penal­ties, in

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