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Ex-Miss Croatia Told She's The GOAT After Ending World Cup With Tiny Bikini Post

The previously-crowned Miss Croatia, Ivana Knoll, ended her World Cup campaign by sharing a picture that gave a lot to talk about on Instagram.

The digital influencer has been termed the World Cup's "hottest fan", as her presence in Qatar to support Croatia's national team was nothing short of heartstopping. Her signature red and white checkered spandex bikini top and matching tights were hard to miss.

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She boldly defied the highly conservative Qatari law and told Piers Morgan, "I heard about the rules, and I was shocked. The dress code forbids showing shoulders, knees, belly and everything, and I was like, 'Oh my God, I don't even have the clothes to cover all of that'."

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While she had a bit of an issue with security at the stadium during the quarterfinals of the World Cup, fans were pleased to see her.

She said, "I am very surprised and happy by the way the fans have respected my clothing in Qatar. I haven't had any bad reactions so far, not even one. Women, men, kids take pictures with me. … I've had photos with lots of people, and everyone seems happy to see me."

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She has now ended her campaign with a sexy bikini post on Instagram.

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She returned to her homeland on Wednesday after the World Cup. Her raunchy outfit showed off her amazing figure in the post that showed her location as Doha.

With the Qatari desert as her background, she showed off her beautifully toned body in a tiny bikini in the checked colors of Croatia.

The post had the caption: "One day of winter in Europe is too much for me, where to go next."

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It has gotten its fair share of attention and lots of comments. One fan wrote: "Better than Cristiano Ronaldo", while another said, "You're my goat."

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The latter seems more like a fan of models than football stars.

At the start of the tournament in November, Knoll had less than 1 million followers on Instagram, but by the end of the World Cup, she had amassed more than 3.5 million followers from all over the world.

Not only has she been receiving messages from fans but also from footballers. She alleged that some footballers from the World Cup have even asked to "meet" up.

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It was an impressive tournament and win for Argentina, but so was it for the Ex-Miss Croatia. She said: "I am only having fun with everybody. I suppose people like me because I am good looking. I am not interested in meeting with anybody here. My intention is to make people smile, that is all.

"The fans I meet everywhere love me. But when I go to matches now, my friends won't sit with me and move away to other seats because of the cameras."

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We hope her friends understand because Knoll is now a widely recognized star and who knows where she will appear next with her growing popularity among football fans.