Some also saw a display of a great sporting spirit as she hugged players from both teams: 'Loved your gesture and sporting spirit during World Cup final game.
But Rakitic believes improvements can still be made to the system that was being used in the World Cup for the first time.
Show me someone who has hugged more people in the last 48 hours than Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and I will show you a liar.
One of those two teams will become World Cup champion later Sunday.
This Twitter user said he hoped France's 2018 win would help change attitudes. French president Emmanuel Macron and his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who shared the stage with the controversial leader, were happy enough to get soaked in rain and celebrate the historic moment.
Grabar-Kitarovic chose to don the checkered red-and-white jersey throughout the tournament and missed just one match for good reason-the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels.
Pride and tears for Croatians after World Cup final loss
Despite losing in the final, the Croatian press was quick to laud the national football team's achievements. You have to remember that the teams made this 2018 tournament.
Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar
The emir says through a translator that the World Cup "will be a huge and great festival for all our country". He said: "After a very hard year, seeing the country united these last few weeks has been fantastic".
Obama dances with his grandmother on Kenya trip
Obama further rooted for guaranteeing of education to everybody including girls who are often sidenined. He walked out when Obama was just two and died in a auto crash in Nairobi in 1982, aged 46.
Putin said Russian Federation is proud of its achievements in hosting the World Cup and is happy to share its experience with Qatar.
At the climax of the ceremony, Putin handed an official World Cup ball to Infantino, who then handed it on to the emir.
"I want to thank all those involved in the organisation, and the players, referees and coaches".
In the build-up to this year's World Cup, some Western politicians called for a boycott over Russia's annexation of Crimea and over allegations, denied by Moscow, that the Kremlin assassinates its opponents overseas.
France sailed through defeats of Uruguay, Argentina, Belgium and Croatia to finally kiss the golden trophy.