BELGRADE, July 15 (Sputnik) - Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic thanked Russia for being 'excellent hosts' of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian language in a video recorded on her way to Moscow where she will attend tournament's final match between France and Croatia, the president’s administration told Sputnik on Sunday.
Croatia beat England 2-1 on Wednesday and advanced to the final for the first time since making their World Cup debut in 1998.
Grabar-Kitarovic will be watching Croatia-France encounter, which will be held at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium at 18:00 local time (15:00 GMT), from the VIP section.
"Hello, Russian fans! On behalf of Croatian fans, [ I would like to] thank Russia for warm welcome. You are excellent hosts. Support Croatia today! Let's rejoice together, thank you Russia! We are coming, Croatia!" President said in the video.
Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said earlier that Vladimir Putin will meet both leaders of World Cup finalists: Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and French President Emmanuel Macron.