Croatian model Ivana Knoll has made a name for herself by posing at some of the season’s most important football matches, but she got up close and personal with one of the sport’s megastars while on vacation in Ibiza on Friday.
The ‘World Cup’s sexiest fan’ shared a photo of herself running with Manchester City’s Treble-winning starlet Erling Haaland after meeting at the exclusive Playa Soleil beach club in Ibiza.
Both Haaland and Knoll smiled as they posed on the beach, no doubt enjoying the sun at the newly-launched Balearic hotspot.
But the Norwegian colossus didn’t reveal much more, hiding the majority of his face behind a massive pair of white-framed sunglasses.
Former Miss Croatia rose to prominence as one of the most ardent and eye-catching fans at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and her star rose again at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, as the model devotedly followed her national team throughout their campaign in Doha.
The influencer is a football fanatic, having recently attended Croatia’s Nations League final against Spain (left) and the Champions League final in Istanbul (right).
You’re looking great! The Manchester City star looked dapper in a bold blue ensemble.
The influencer wore a series of red-and-white checkered outfits in honor of Croatia and her favorite players, including captain Luka Modric.
Knoll recently attended Croatia’s heartbreaking Nations League final loss to Spain and snagged a highly sought-after ticket to the Champions League final in Istanbul.
Knoll would have first seen Haaland in person after Norway failed to qualify for the World Cup, as the 52-goal striker clinched a historic Treble with Pep Guardiola’s side after defeating Inter Milan 1-0.
Haaland has spent a large portion of his off-season in Spain after finishing his titanic 2022-23 campaign with a string of Euro 2024 qualification matches.
The 22-year-old was one of several Man City players invited to Spain international Aymeric Laporte’s wedding to fellow Spaniard Sara Botello.
The Norway native garnered plenty of attention before he eventually bumped into Knoll
Knoll’s star rose during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where she followed her beloved Croatia’s campaign.
Haaland has been enjoying a well-deserved break following his post-season international commitments.
Last week, Haaland (left) was spotted at Aymeric Laporte’s wedding reception in Spain.
He also owns a villa in Marbella, where the player spends his free time when he is not playing.
Haaland and his friends arrived in Ibiza earlier on Friday, kicking off their vacation with a trip to Playa Soleil, but this is his second visit in a month.
Earlier in June, after winning the Champions League, Haaland and his teammates went on a 12-hour party trip to the legendary Spanish island.
The ensuing celebrations overlapped with the team’s soaking-wet celebrations atop an open-top parade bus, as Guardiola’s side celebrated their historic achievements with their fans in their hometown.
The 52-goal striker partied valiantly after Man City made history and won their first Treble
Haaland shared a snap ahead of boarding a private jet before flying off to the party capital