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Ex-Miss Croatia in tears as she leaves Qatar following the World Cup

Ex-Miss Croatia in tears as she leaves Qatar following the World Cup

The former Miss Croatia was a viral star during the World Cup and was in tears following her departure from Qatar.

Ex-Miss Croatia released a video in tears as she leaves Qatar following a month where she went viral during her country's run to the World Cup semi-finals.

Ivana Knoll developed a cult following during the tournament on social media, following her revealing outfits and appearances at Croatia's games.

She toed the line in relation to Qatar's strict rules on clothing, but she dazzled fans with her looks throughout the tournament.

In a recent post, she expressed her sadness to be leaving Qatar and leaving the World Cup behind, a feeling that football fans around the world will also share.

Having been a regular feature at Croatia games, she's gained a huge following on her social media channels as a result.

She recently posted a video on her Instagram story, wiping a tear away in a Croatian shirt as she prepared to depart Qatar.

Alongside the clip, she also wrote: “Leaving Doha is so hard for me. Mixed with happiness, sadness, confusion all together. Will miss this place so much.”

Knoll's story. (Image
Ivana Knoll/Instagram)

Scrolling through her profile, it's clear she thoroughly enjoyed her time in Qatar, with almost an endless amount of posts of her wearing outfits with the Croatian colours that include selfies, pictures or photos with her posing with fans.

Knoll was slammed for her outfits after she breached the Qatar rules for visitors which stated: "It is generally recommended for men and women to ensure their shoulders and knees are covered.”

She responded to the claims saying: "“First I was thinking if the World Cup is happening there, they for sure will allow everything to make it comfortable for all fans without any of their restrictions,” she said.

Knoll became a viral star out in Qatar. (Image
Ivana Knoll/Instagram)

“Then I heard about the rules and I was shocked. In the dress code, you’re forbidden from showing your shoulders, knees, belly and neck."

She had promised to bear all if Croatia went all the way, after she was asked by German press what she'd do if Croatia become world champions: "If that happens, the flag falls…" as she promised to go naked as a reward.

With the World Cup now sadly over, the world will miss the celebration of football that brought together fans from all over the world, and we're sure there's plenty out there who'll miss seeing the former Miss Croatia on a regular basis.

Featured Image Credit: Ivana Knoll

Topics: Croatia, Football World Cup, Football