If anyone wants to talk about being proud of their country, you have seen nothing until you talk to a Croatian. Let me tell you, these people are full of pride for anything Croatian…their Adriatic Sea, their mountains, their food, their people, their artists, and their Football Team… what we call soccer. The World Cup was the ultimate dream come true for Croatia. The picture of the interior of a Croatian Airline plane might give you an idea of that pride, the headrests with the colors of the flag. I might add, it looks like the fans from the World Cup decorated the interior of the plane.
For a country the size of the state of Washington, going to the World Cup was an accomplishment that only Croats thought possible. It’s the thing dreams are made of. Well, that dream became a reality and believe me, it will be remembered for a very long, long time.