Mario Mandžukić and Ivica Olić at the uncovering of plaques dedicated to them in Slavonski Brod. (Photo: HRT) Mario Mandžukić and Ivica Olić at the uncovering of plaques dedicated to them in Slavonski Brod. (Photo: HRT)

All citizens of Slavonski Brod remember the moment when Mario Mandžukić, born in Slavonski Brod, held a Croatian flag with the name of the city written on it after defeating England in the semi-finals. Ivica Olić, a former national team player and assistant coach to Zlatko Dalić, was born in Davor near Nova Gradiška, while Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitić has roots from Sikirevci near Slavonski Brod.

Mandžukić and Olić held short speeches at the ceremonial uncovering, while Ivan Rakitić could not attend due to obligations with the national team that gathered in Zagreb yesterday.

Source: HRT