Nah...most of the croatian football comes from Germany by now!
look where is German and where is football in Croatia. Or you maybe suggests that German team, actually, intentionally, too early abandoned Russia in order to move out of the way of Croatia ?
Few things are certain and that is sad. Politics is deeply involved in football with aim to magnify sport effect on global populace. So one can`t really be sure do results come just from quality of team, individual players, arbiters or even background schemes that involve trainers, FIFA establishment and even players.
Just look what that German arbiter done to Serbia. Three yellow cards in 5 minutes, in start of match, for our players on middle of terrain and then that obvious favorable stance on Switzerland players what culminated with failure to grant obvious penal to Serbia (I never sow more obvious penal in my life and football public thinks the same). No VAR, nothing.
You know Croatia and Germany are clooooooooose!!! :):):)
Yes, I know that. But I tries to figure out how is possible that group of maniacal ustashe from Zagreb, in agreement with certain circles in Germany, Austria, Italy and Vatican, manages to organize massive brutal killing of 1 million Orthodox Serbs during WWII in German puppet state of Croatia and to avoid ever being sanctioned and punished for that. In fact rewarded by getting Greater Croatia on the silver plate, some 50 years later, after another massive attack on Orthodox Serbs in the region. Survived Orthodox Serbs in Croatia massively assimilate, since that pogrom in WWII, into Croats (those who refused to assimilate and were not killed, were forced to abandon Croatia 20 years ago- more then 250.000 Serbs in single military operation) and I won`t even speak of process of assimilation of Catholic Serbs. Transfer of Serbs into Croats is unbelievable rapid, additionally stimulated by Nazi regime in Zegreb, and it can`t work without approval by certain powerful centers.
All in all, Croatia is good example, what one small group of people (from Zagreb in that example) was and is able to achieve primarily relaying on Germany and, with then on Vatican. Message is clear. If you are Catholic and loyal to Germany- you have luck, you have power, you have knowledge, you have God on your side, you are invulnerable, nobody can`t stop you. NATO, EU, all stands behind you.
Now, we know that everything have its end but still, message still works.