They may be a nation of just 4 million, but you would never know by the strength of their football team. Croatia are playing in their second consecutive World Cup semi-final after finishing runners-up at Russia in 2018.
Let’s look at some of the hottest WAGS (wives and girlfriends) of players of the Croatia squad who are cheering on their partners in Qatar.
Mateo Kovacic — Izabel Kovacic
Mateo Kovacic has been the cornerstone of Chelsea’s midfield for years now. The Dinamo Zagreb academy graduate has played a pivotal role in one of the best midfield in the World Cup alongside Luka Modric and Marcelo Brozovic.
When Kovacic isn’t dazzling on the field, he’s living it up with his stunning wife, Izabel Kovacic. Before the two married in 2017, they were a longtime couple that met in their younger years at a Croatian church.
Izabel is a former supermodel turned entrepreneur who runs her own fashion company Lunilou. After starting out as a kids’ brand that made sustainable and eco-friendly products, the company recently expanded its catalog to include adult fashion. The couple shares one kid named Ivan, with Luka Modrić as his godfather.
Dominik Livaković — Helena Matic
With two clean sheets and five total shootout saves against Japan and Brazil, Dominik Livaković has clearly been one of the standout goalies of the World Cup. So good, in fact, Bavarian giants Bayern Munich are looking at the 27-year-old Croatian to replace Manuel Neuer for the rest of the 22/23 season.
His beautiful brunette wife, Helena Matic, is a Zagreb-based industrial designer. The pair got married in June 2022. Helena often shares pictures of the couple’s dog, Cruz, on her Instagram of nearly 30k followers.
Ivan Perisic — Josipa Perisic
Croatian winger Ivan Perisic was one of the stars of World Cup 2018. And he’s doing it again in 2022, becoming Croatia’s best scorer in the World Cup with six goals. He joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Xherdan Shaqiri as the only three players to score in 2014, 2018, and 2022 World Cups, plus Euro 2016 and 2020.
32-year-old Josipa Perisic, Ivan’s wife, has been pushing him to be his best on the pitch during his career in Europe, with recent spells at Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, and now Tottenham. The two met as teenagers and married in 2012.
The two have two children together, Leonardo and Manuela.
Marcelo Brozovic — Silvija Brozovic
One of Europe’s best-holding midfielders at Inter Milan, Marcelo Brozovic, has covered more distance than any other player in the 2022 World Cup. He ran 10.3 miles alone in the Round of 16 victory against Japan. He, along with Kovacic and Modric, are putting on a midfield masterclass in Qatar.
Marcelo’s wife is 29-year-old stunner Silvija Brozovic. The two married in 2016 after spending several years dating. The couple has two children together, Aurora and Rafael.
Luka Modric — Vanja Bosnic
37-year-old Luka Modric is one of the best midfielders to ever play the game. And here the talisman is again, leading Croatia in a remarkable run in the 2022 World Cup after guiding them to the final four years ago. Modric also won the Golden Ball and the 2018 Ballon D’or for his heroics, not to mention five Champions League titles with Real Madrid.
During his career, Modric’s lovely wife Vanja Bosnic has served as her husband’s agent. She helped secure the move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2012. The couple has three kids together.
Don’t forget to read Argentina’s hottest WAGs at World Cup 2022 and France’s hottest WAGs at World Cup 2022.
Photos: Instagram/Helenamatic + Instagram/izakova + Instagram/silvijaa_b