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How old is Croatia president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who is her husband and when was she elected into office?

Croatia beat Russia to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals and they had an extra special guest cheering them on in Sochi

THE World Cup final has arrived and one of Croatia's biggest fans will be there - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

The Nato summit kept her away from the semi-final, where her country broke English hearts, but she has flown straight back to Moscow for the final against France.

Grabar-Kitarovic was born on April 29, 1968 in Rijeka in the Croatian part of Yugoslavia.
The Croatian president, 50, signed up to a student exchange programme while at school, spending a year at Los Alamos High School in New Mexico.

She later studied in Zagreb, Vienna, Washington DC and Havard, before completing her doctoral studies in her home country three years ago.

Grabar-Kitarovic is fluent in Croatian, English, Spanish and Portuguese, while she has some understanding of German, French and Italian.

Noticed for her curvaceous figure, some fans have mistaken her for model Coco Austin and US porn star Diamond Foxxx.

When was she elected?
Grabar-Kitarovic became the fourth Preisdent of Croatia in February 2015, the first woman to do so.

She has held multiple positions since joining the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) in 1993, starting out as an adviser to the Foreign ministry.

Following her studies in Washington DC, Grabar-Kitarovic returned to the Balkan country, joining their parliament.

Prior to becoming president, she worked as a Croatian Ambassador to the United States and as Assistant Secretary General of NATO before being elected by beating the the current head of state Ivo Josipovic.

Who is her husband?
Kolinda Grabar married Jakov Kitarovic in 1996, with whom she had two children.

Her daughter, 17-year-old Katarina, is a junior national champion figure skater, while the couple's son Luka was born in 2003.

Mr Kitarovic was a part of scandal while his wife was serving in Washington DC in 2010, having been spotted using an embassy car for private purposes.

Despite Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic claiming she works 24 hours a day, she paid the expenses for Jakov's unauthorised use of the vehicle. (The Sun UK)

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