Despite their defeat in the final to France, the pair were happy to celebrate a remarkable run to the competition's end and swapped shirts to commemorate the occasion.
French president Emmanuel Macron left his inhibitions at the door during the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday, spending the game delivering air punches like a kid post-Santa visit.
Hundreds of thousands of supporters came out to Paris' Champs Elysees on Monday to welcome home their victorious national football team one day after they won the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
Olivier Giroud is a World Cup victor after France's 4-2 victory over Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. I am sure that in four years we will see the same energy, the same positive influence in Qatar as we have seen in Russian Federation.
Grabar Kitarovic displayed great passion throughout the tournament, following the team in all the games after the group stage but missing the semi-final against England due to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels.
Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the 2018 soccer World Cup Arkady Dvorkovich attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia July 14, 2018. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Croatia's female president, flew straight to Russian Federation from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.
The Amir also thanked the friends in Russia, especially the organizing committee of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia for their cooperation with their counterparts, the organizing committee of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, confirming that they have benefited and looked forward to cooperating in organizing 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
The tournament which is scheduled for late November until mid-December will also be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country.
Despite Croatia coming second at the game, she will be remembered as the president who cheered on her teams in an unbeatable team spirit.
Instead, a few youngsters, a few lesser-known players, and a few overlooked stars set themselves apart as the very best players of this World Cup.
Although the team finished second in the World Cup, the success has been the described as the greatest in Croatia's sporting history, boosting national pride and sense of unity in a country that gained its independence from the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
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