LISTEN | An Emotional Ivan Maric Reacts To Croatia Making The 2018 World Cup Final

"Just pure happiness."

LISTEN | An Emotional Ivan Maric Reacts To Croatia Making The 2018 World Cup Final Image: AAP

Former Richmond big man - and passionate Croatian - Ivan Maric joined Triple M's Winter Breakfast straight after Croatia made it to the 2018 World Cup final.

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Croatia made it through to the World Cup final this morning, coming from behind to defeat England 2-1 in extra time.

Maric was watching it live at a Croatian function and was in awe at the country's triumph.

"It was pretty heartbreaking in the first three minutes when England scored that goal," he told Triple M.

"It didn't look like we could score, but Croatia found a way."

He said the reaction from the Croatians was pretty full on.

"I've just had to leave the function centre. It's pretty loud in there!" he laughed.

"No one will sleep tonight (back in Croatia). They'll be drinking all night!

"You just don't know if we'll see this again, see Croatia in the final again."

Lehmo noticed in Maric's voice that he was a bit emotional.

"I was just thinking just before - I was this emotional on my wedding day and when Richmond won the final last year," Maric explained.

"Just pure, pure happiness."

Tune in to Seb Costello, Lehmo and Paul Roos on Triple M’s Winter Breakfast every weekday from 6 am on 105.1 Triple M until July 13, or subscribe to the Catch Up podcast via the Triple M app! Download it on iTunes or Google Play.

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