Euro 2024: World’s Most Beautiful Fan Explains Why Croatia Will Reach Final

Euro 2024: World’s Most Beautiful Fan Explains Why Croatia Will Reach Final

Rene Otinga
updated at June 17, 2024 at 10:17 AM
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  • The world’s most beautiful fan, Ivana Knoll, had an interesting reaction to Croatia’s defeat to Spain
  • Croatia, who reached the 2018 World Cup final, were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by the Spaniards
  • The former Miss Croatia used Argentina’s World Cup 2022 campaign as an example to predict her nation’s Euro 2024 campaign

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The ‘world’s most beautiful fan’ Ivana Knoll remains unfazed despite her home country Croatia getting off to a poor start at the Euro 2024.

The former Miss Croatia is in Germany to support Croatia in the European Championships, and she watched on as her country was thumped 3-0 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

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Ivana Knoll was in Berlin to watch Croatia's opening Euro 2024 group game against Spain. Photo: Richard Sellers/Harry Langer.
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Goals from Alvaro Morata, Fabian Ruiz and Dani Carvajal were enough for Spain to see off their opponents on Saturday, June 15, leaving Croatia in a difficult position to go past the so-called ‘Group of Death’.

Ivana Knoll reacts to Croatia's defeat

The defeat does not seem to bother Knoll, however, and the model took to Instagram to share her optimism about her country.

Notably, she used Argentina as an example of how a nation can bounce back from an opening defeat to go all the way in a tournament.

“No stress,” she wrote on Instagram. “Argentina lost the first game against Saudi Arabia and in the end, they were World Champions.”

The former Miss Croatia shot to fame during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after she went viral online for her daring and revealing choice of outfits.

Croatia had an impressive run in Qatar as they went all the way to the World Cup semi-final, only to get knocked out by eventual winners Argentina.

Croatia’s prolonged stay at the World Cup enabled Knoll to maximise on her sultry antics from the stands. At the time of publication of this article, the 31-year-old has more than three million followers on Instagram.

Since her newfound fame, the model has embarked on other ventures and is working as a DJ as of 2024.

What next for Croatia?

Croatia’s next game is a must-win clash against Albania on Wednesday, June 19. If Zlatko Dalic’s side gets all three points, it would make their final group game against Italy more interesting.

Meanwhile, Dalic conceded defeat against Spain, admitting his side was simply not good enough on Saturday.

"I don't know how many Croatia supporters were here today. I apologise for this bad show today... It was amazing how many of them travelled here and my message is that I apologise to them,” he said, per The Mirror.

Ivana Knoll’s relationship status

Sports Brief also reported on Ivana Knoll’s relationship status, which she disclosed in a recent interview.

She confirmed to German outlet BILD that she would be flying to Germany alone after parting ways with her boyfriend of 10 years.

The internet sensation also left fans guessing what tricks she might have up her sleeve ahead of the Euros.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and