Croatia president celebrates World Cup win at NATO summit

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Croatia president celebrates World Cup win at NATO summit
From left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Croatian President Kalinda Grabar-Kitarovic speak prior to a dinner of NATO heads of state and government at Park Cinquantenaire in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. NATO leaders gathered in Brussels Wednesday for a two-day summit to discuss Russia, Iraq and their mission in Afghanistan. (Benoit Doppagne, Pool Photo via AP)

BRUSSELS (AP) — It has been a successful NATO summit for Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The World Cup took care of that.

With a come-from-behind 2-1 win over favored England, Grabar-Kitarovic could eat her NATO gala dinner with that bit more gusto late Wednesday.

“We followed the game over dinner,” a beaming Grabar-Kitarovic said as she entered the last sessions of the NATO summit early Thursday.

“It was wonderful because all the allies were cheering for all of us, mostly,” she said.

She was at the table together with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday and the two will meet again on Sunday — at the Moscow stadium where France plays Croatia in the final.

“This will be a successful summit and we will win on Sunday,” Grabar-Kitarovic confidently predicted.