Croatia’s World Cup team has a multitude of big-name stars, though some might be more interesting than others. Domagoj Vida, a defender of the team, is well known for his long hair and intense scowls – and beautiful wife.

The 33-year-old soccer player began his run with Croatia in 2010, playing for over a decade. Vida has yet to show off his skills at this year’s World Cup, but the player has impressed before, playing six games for the team in 2018’s World Cup.


Vida is married to Ivana Gugic, who is most notable for winning Miss Croatia in 2014. The two met in a Zagreb nightclub and have been together ever since. Vida was actually by Gugic’s side when she won the Miss Croatia crown, and one year later, the pair brought a child into the world. Gugic and Vida have held strong throughout the many trades and moves across Europe for the soccer player. After Croatia, Vida switched to Ukraine, then moved to Turkey, then to Greece. He now plays for AEK Athens.

After the near success in the 2018 World Cup, Vida was in consideration for the premiere leagues, Arsenal, Liverpool and West Ham were all possible teams that the soccer player could become a part of. With his career possibly coming to an end and his place in AEK, it is unlikely that he will end up in England.

In what may be his last World Cup, Vida is hoping to go out with a bang.

Croatia plays Argentina in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday.

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