‘Do it for Ivana Knoll’ – the Daily Star’s plea to Gareth Southgate and England

Gareth Southgate, this is our message, no plea, when facing Slovenia – score three or more goals.

Don’t do it to the prove to the nation you’re an attacking manager, we’ve never doubted you. And don’t do it to prove to Gary Lineker that England aren’t ‘sh*t’ – leave him to flog some crisps and mouth off on his podcast.

Do it, instead, for former Miss Croatia Ivana Knoll – we are not ready to wave goodbye to her just yet.

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You see, Gareth, you hold the key to Croatia’s future. In the third place rankings, Slovenia are ahead of their Balkan rivals on goal difference, but that could all change if they ship three goals.

And we all want to see Croatia in the knockout stages. Yes, Modric’s last dance at an international tournament would be nice, but we, at Daily Star Sport, are all in for Ivana.

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England head coach Gareth Southgate during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Denmark and England at Frankfurt Arena on June 20, 2024 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Gareth Southgate holds the keys to Ivana Knoll’s future

Ivana has made us forgive Croatia for that night in 2018, when England’s chances of reaching a first World Cup final since 1966 were dashed by Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic.

The bombshell brunette was the star of the show in Qatar – and she’s just getting started in Germany. The matching fluffy bra and trousers against Spain were iconic – and so too was her plunging white top as Croatia faced Albania.

Monday night was Ivana’s best look so far, donning some heart shaped shades she almost spilled out of checked top that showed off her curves.

Croatian model Ivana Knoll attends the game during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Croatia and Albania at Volksparkstadion on June 19, 2024 in Hamburg, Germany.
Ivana Knoll has been turning heads in Germany

Ivana herself isn’t ready to go home yet too, and she told BILD ahead of Euro 2024: “I’m coming to Berlin on June 10th. Croatia will play against Spain there on June 15th. Four days later I’ll be in Hamburg for the game against Albania.

“And then on June 24th I’ll be in Leipzig for the match against Italy.

“I’ll be following all of Croatia’s games and hope to stay in Germany until the final.”

Croatian influencer and football supporter Ivana Knoll poses in the crowd ahead of during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group B football match between the Croatia and Italy at the Leipzig Stadium in Leipzig on June 24, 2024.
Ivana Knoll doesn’t want to go home yet either

England’s result isn’t the be-all-and-end-all for Croatia.

Denmark have to beat Serbia, Portugal must beat Georgia and Turkey need a result against Czechia… but it’s not impossible.

So Gareth, let Daily Star Sport speak for the nation, keep Ivana Knoll in Germany.