Bleeding red and white

VERA Klarich has called Sunraysia home for more than half a century but she will never forget her Croatian roots.

Croatia supporters Vera Klarich and her grandchildren Mila, 12, and Sebastien Klarich, 10, have high hopes for their team in the FIFA World Cup final.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Croatia supporters Vera Klarich and her grandchildren Mila, 12, and Sebastien Klarich, 10, have high hopes for their team in the FIFA World Cup final.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

She teaches her grandchildren Croatian words, proudly shows off pictures of her country’s beautiful landscapes and has sacrificed plenty of sleep this month following the Croatians’ thrilling form at the World Cup in Russia.

So proud has Ms Klarich been of the Croatian team during their phenomenal run to the final, she has even taken to wearing her red-and-white checked scarf around town.

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