Croatia delivered their best performance at a FIFA World Cup so far, going all the way to the final where they lost 4-2 to France at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Monday (AEST).

"Croatia celebrated the country's success at the 2018 FIFA World Cup late into the night. But it's not the end since thousands of people are expected at the team's welcoming ceremony. The plane is to land at Zagreb Airport at about 14:00 local time [12:00 GMT]," the HRT reported.

According to the organizers, up to 100,000 people may gather in the city's central square Ban Jelacic to welcome the national team.

Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic has called on the citizens to cheer the team on their route from the airport to the the square.

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who attended the final match in Moscow, is expected to present the players with awards at her residence later on Monday.

Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and came to a close on Sunday with 64 games played at 12 venues in 11 cities.