Luka Modric (Getty Images)
Zagreb - Thousands of Croatians late on Thursday celebrated
with euphoria in the country's streets and squares after their team's 3-0
victory over Argentina powered them into the Soccer World Cup last 16.
"Euphoria will certainly last until the early morning
hours," the paper added. "The magnificent victory of the 'Fiery Ones'
is celebrated in the whole of Croatia."
The Sportske Novosti daily noted that the "whole world
concluded the same - Croatia smashed Argentina!"
On a warm summer night, several thousand people watched the
match on a giant screen above an improvised stage in the Zagreb main square,
singing patriotic songs and lighting flares.
"We were better the whole match and Messi was invisible,"
Marijan Baric, a 19-year-old student who watched the match with his two
Fireworks could be heard in the capital after the victory.