Croatia’s World Cup success divides nation where football is never just sport

Croatia’s World Cup success divides nation where football is never just sport

It was a surreal scene: young men in their 20s and 30s, hot and sweaty and some wearing only underpants as they prepared to take a shower, chain-hugged by a middle-aged woman wearing the famous red and white checkerboard shirt as her entourage clicked their phone cameras and filmed the encounter. But, for all its awkwardness and unspoken innuendo, it didn’t cause that much of a stir among the Croatian public.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jul/06/croatia-world-cup-success-divides-nation

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