Thousands of Croatians on Monday trooped out en masse to the Central Square located in Zagreb, the country’s capital to welcome their national tennis team back home after their Davis Cup victory.
Croatia clinched their second Davis trophy after beating France 3-1 over the weekend. It was also their second major sporting clash with France this year, the first being the 4-2 loss to the Le Blues in the Russia 2018 World Cup in July.
Top-ranked Marin Cilic and other players boarded a special bus straight from the airport to the heart of the capital and climbed onto a stage in Ban Jelacic Square to greet their fans.
“I’m so happy. I’m so pleased with our boys and everything they have done for Croatia. I’m sorry about what had happened in football but these guys did a fantastic job, hats off to them,” Ivan Herak, a Zagreb resident said.