Croatia: 550,000 fans welcome Croatian team in Zagreb

Croatian national football team players ride a bus as people gather for a 'heroes' welcome' in tribute to their national team, after reaching the final at the Russia 2018 World Cup, at the Bana Jelacica Square in Zagreb. (AFP)

Zagreb's Ban Jelacic square proved too small to fit all the fans who wanted to participate in the welcome party for the Croatian national team on Monday, who came back from Russia a few hours earlier.

Supporters of Croatian national football team celebrate during the team welcoming ceremony at the Bana Jelacica Square in Zagreb on July 16, 2018, after reaching the final at the Russia 2018 World Cup. (AFP)

According to police authorities, around 550,000 fans lined up along the route of the open bus tour, which took the team from Zagreb's Franjo Tudjman airport to Ban Jelacic square.

The runner-up medal at the 2018 World Cup is the highest achievement in Croatian national football history.


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