They will be cheering for their teams in S'pore

Croatians believe in their 'bold, fiery and intense' team ahead of World Cup final

Croatians living in Singapore who will be giving their full-throated support to the national team tonight include (form left) Mato Njavro, Iva Bojic, Sasha Mavrovic, Leo Bakaric and Ivan Livic. Mr Bakaric's children have also caught the football feve
Croatians living in Singapore who will be giving their full-throated support to the national team tonight include (form left) Mato Njavro, Iva Bojic, Sasha Mavrovic, Leo Bakaric and Ivan Livic. Mr Bakaric's children have also caught the football fever.PHOTO: COURTESY OF ADRIEN CHEE

With a glass of Croatian wine in hand, and a platter of Pag cheese in front of him, Mr Zoran Svetlicic will be cheering on his fellow Croats who face France in tonight's World Cup final in Moscow.

While his selection of food and drink is unsurprising, the 41-year-old co-founder of The Adriatic Pantry, which imports Croatian produce, has picked an unusual setting to watch the match; Jones The Grocer at Great World City.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 15, 2018, with the headline 'Croatians believe in their 'bold, fiery and intense' team'. Print Edition | Subscribe