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Croatia: Davis Cup victors return home to heroic welcome


<p>Thousands of Croatians turned out in Zagreb’s central square on Monday to welcome their national tennis team back home and celebrate its Davis Cup victory.</p> <p>They clinched their second Davis trophy beating France 3-1 over the weekend. </p> <p>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.</p> Ivan Herak, a Zagreb resident said, “I’m so h appy, I’m so pleased with our boys and eerything 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.” <p>Ijiljana and Ivan respectively expressed elation at the victory. </p> <p>“Croatia is on top of the world, what else is there to say…”</p> <p>“Fantastic, this is as good as it gets, we are proud of our boys, they’re the best.”</p> <p>It was also Croatia’s second major sporting clash with France this year – the first was Croatia’s 4-2 defeat in the World Cup soccer final in Moscow in July.</p>

Fantastic, this is as good as it gets, we are proud of our boys, they're the best.

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