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So I figure England-Croatia would be a good match. Didn't know until I tuned in that there was no crowd due a suspension. Soccer without a crowd is brutal. I only could take watching one half.
 
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So I figure England-Croatia would be a good match. Didn't know until I tuned in that there was no crowd due a suspension. Soccer without a crowd is brutal. I only could take watching one half.
Painting a Swastica in the middle of one's home pitch is generally frowned upon. I think this is a first for Croatia and hopefully their fans will learn. I believe Russia and Serbia have had multiple infractions over the last few years, though, not surprisingly, CSKA Moscow has gotten then penalty reduced (allowed a partial audience) for Champions League games twice.
 
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Painting a Swastica in the middle of one's home pitch is generally frowned upon. I think this is a first for Croatia and hopefully their fans will learn. I believe Russia and Serbia have had multiple infractions over the last few years, though, not surprisingly, CSKA Moscow has gotten then penalty reduced (allowed a partial audience) for Champions League games twice.
There has been a resurgence of nationalism in Croatia over the past 3 years, as evidenced by the increased public appearance of the Ustashe motto "za dom spremni", and the increased volume of ultra-nationalist politicians trying to copy the success of Victor Orban (who interestingly started out as a democratic populist but veered right when he saw what it would do for his political career).
 

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