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Photos: Croatia's President Is Going Viral At The 2018 World Cup

croatia's president at the 2018 world cup

Croatia is in need of a big second half to come away with a World Cup championship today. The Croatians are currently trailing France, 2-1, after 45 minutes of play. The French national team took a lead into halftime thanks to a penalty kick.

The Croatian team will attempt to make its second half comeback with their country's president cheering them on from the stands. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Croatia's female president, flew straight to Russia from the Nato summit.

Few people at the 2018 World Cup in Russia have gotten better reviews than Grabar-Kitarovic.

She flew to Russia in economy class, sat in the stands with the fans at the game and then was upset when she couldn't wear her Croatia jersey in the VIP area.

It's pretty awesome.

She recently presented Russian President Vladimir Putin with a Croatia jersey.

She's shown good sportsmanship so far today, but she is obviously hoping her team crushes all of France in the second half.

The Sun has more details on her background:

Grabar-Kitarovic was born on April 29, 1968 in Rijeka in the Croatian part of Yugoslavia.

The Croatian president, 50, signed up to a student exchange programme while at school, spending a year at Los Alamos High School in New Mexico.

She later studied in Zagreb, Vienna, Washington DC and Havard, before completing her doctoral studies in her home country three years ago.

Grabar-Kitarovic is fluent in Croatian, English, Spanish and Portuguese, while she has some understanding of German, French and Italian.

More details can be seen here.

Croatia and France, meanwhile, are set to play the second half on FOX.