FANS rejoiced as they realised Croatia’s “hottest fan” Ivana Knoll’s World Cup is NOT over – despite defeat to Argentina.
Croatian hearts were broken after Lionel Messi condemned them to a 3-0 defeat in the quarter-finals.
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It denied them a second consecutive World Cup final, following their loss to France in 2018.
Croatia were inspired to the last four by the likes of Luka Modric but off the field model Knoll was winning the hearts of fans.
So fans were over the moon when they realised Croatia are still in the tournament, with a third-place playoff to come.
One said: “There’s a third place play off.”
Another said: “She’s not going home yet There’s still a third place match.”
One added: “There’s still the 3rd place match. Y’all should calm down.”
Another added: “No going home, still have play off for third position.”
Knoll was forced to deny rumours that she promised to pose nude if Croatia went all the way.
She posted on social media: “I will not get naked if Croatia wins the World Cup. Thank you!”
Knoll was seen kissing goodbye after Croatia were beaten 3-0 by Messi’s Argentina.
Ivana Knoll is set to stay and cheer Croatia on