The 21st edition of the quadrennial tournament came to a fitting end as it had one of the most dramatic World Cup finals in the history of sport. She was also seen cheering her team.
Mediatoolkit, a Zagreb-based analytics company, found 25% more focus on her in news stories about the final than any of the players on the pitch, including the Golden Ball award victor, Luka Modrić.
One social media user said: "The heartbroken Croatia president looks graceful in defeat hugging every player!"
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.
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Following the global soccer tournament, Putin convened a meeting and gave credit to law enforcement agencies and security services from more than 30 countries, according to an official Kremlin press release published Monday. "I feel greatly energized, I don't know how I will hold up until Sunday", said Grabar-Kitarovic, who will go to the diversion.
Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of Croatia's capital Zagreb to stage a hero's welcome for their national football team.
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The superstar will also get a cut of France's $38 million prize money for the World Cup victory.
Author and journalist India Knight added: "I love the Croatian president hugging them all in the rain. We invite everyone to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar!"
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