The 2018 FIFA World Cup has been a roller coaster of emotions for football fans across the world. From Germany’s shock exit from the group stages to England’s miraculous run to the semifinals, the tournament has been full of surprises.
One of the most memorable moments of the tournament, however, was when Croatian bombshell Ivana Knoll promised to go naked if her national team reached the finals. Unfortunately for her, Croatia made it all the way to the semifinals, only to be knocked out by eventual champions France.
Knoll’s promise has since been immortalized in memes, with Argentina fans, in particular, using it as an opportunity to take a dig at their arch-rival Lionel Messi.
Ivana Knoll’s Promise
Ivana Knoll, a Croatian model, and social media star made international headlines when she posted a now-viral video on her Instagram account. In the video, she declared that if Croatia managed to reach the finals, she would go completely naked.
The video was viewed millions of times and quickly went viral, prompting other Croatian celebrities to chime in with similar promises. Unfortunately, Croatia’s dreams of reaching the finals were crushed when they lost to France in the semifinals.
Argentina Fans Troll Messi
The video, and Knoll’s promise, quickly became the source of much amusement for Argentina fans. They used the opportunity to take a dig at their arch-rival Lionel Messi, who has been the target of much criticism from the Argentine public.
Argentina fans have long held Messi responsible for their team’s failures and have often accused him of not doing enough to help the team win. Following Knoll’s promise, they took to social media to express their “disappointment” at Messi for not being able to help Croatia reach the finals.
One of the most popular memes was a picture of Messi looking dejected with the caption “We will never forgive you, Messi”. This was followed by a flood of other memes and jokes mocking Messi and accusing him of being “the jinx” of Croatia.
The memes and jokes were met with a mix of reactions from football fans. Some found the whole thing funny while others accused the Argentine fans of being too harsh on Messi.
The one thing that everyone seemed to agree on, however, is that Knoll’s promise will not be forgotten anytime soon. The video, and the memes it spawned, will likely live on for years to come as a reminder of one of the most entertaining moments of the 2018 World Cup.
The 2018 World Cup was full of unexpected and exciting moments, none more so than when Croatian bombshell Ivana Knoll promised to go naked if her national team reached the finals. Her promise quickly became the source of much amusement for Argentina fans, who used it as an opportunity to take a dig at their arch-rival Lionel Messi.
The whole incident has since been immortalized in memes and jokes, and will likely be remembered for years to come as one of the most amusing moments of the tournament.
“Always be Updated with us visit GeeksULTD for Real-time Updates”