Erling Haaland poses with the ‘World Cup’s sexiest fan’ Ivana Knoll as the Man City star holidays in Ibiza – with former Miss Croatia, who boasts 3.3MILLION followers, relaxing after causing a stir at Nations League final
- The 22-year-old was enjoying an afternoon at Playa Soleil beach club in Ibiza
- Haaland has just one week left before returning to Man City for pre-season
- The Treble-winner previously travelled to Spain for Aymeric Laporte’s wedding
Croatian model Ivana Knoll has made a name for herself posing at some of the biggest football matches of the season, but she got up close and personal with one of the sport’s megastars whilst holidaying in Ibiza on Friday.
The so-called ‘World Cup’s sexiest fan’ shared a picture of her running with Manchester City‘s Treble-winning starlet Erling Haaland after the pair bumped into one another at the exclusive Playa Soleil beach club in Ibiza.
Both Haaland and Knoll beamed as they struck a pose beachside, no doubt enjoying the sunshine at the recently-launched Balearic hotspot.
But the Norwegian behemoth didn’t give away much more – hiding most of his face behind a vast pair of white-framed sunglasses.
The former Miss Croatia burst into the public eye as one of the most avid and eye-catching fans at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and saw her star rise again at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, as the model followed her national team devotedly through their campaign in Doha.
Man City superstar posed with the so-called ‘World Cup’s sexiest fan’ Ivana Knoll in Ibiza
The influencer is an avid follower of football, recently taking in Croatia’s Nations League final against Spain (left) and the Champions League final in Istanbul (right)
Looking good! The Man City ace showed off his eye-catching fashion in the bold blue look
The influencer sported a number of red-and-white checkered outfits that paid homage to the Croatian side and her favourite players, including captain Luka Modric.
More recently, Knoll took in Croatia’s heartbreaking Nations League final loss against Spain, and snagged a highly-prized ticket to the Champions League final in Istanbul.
There, Knoll would have first spotted Haaland in the flesh – after Norway missed out on World Cup qualification – as the 52-goal striker clinched a historic Treble win with Pep Guardiola’s side after beating Inter Milan 1-0.
After concluding his titanic 2022-23 campaign with a string of Euro 2024 qualification matches, Haaland has spent a large chunk of his off-season in Spain.
The 22-year-old was one of a number of Man City players invited to Spain international Aymeric Laporte’s wedding to his compatriot Sara Botello.
The Norway native garnered plenty of attention before he eventually bumped into Knoll
The former Miss Croatia traded her national flag attire on her recent trip to the Spanish isle
Knoll saw her star rise at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as she followed her beloved Croatia’s campaign in Doha
The model followed the Balkan side as they progressed through the competition to claim third
Haaland has been enjoying a deserved break after his international commitments post-season
Haaland (left) was spotted attending Aymeric Laporte’s wedding celebration in Spain last week
He also owns a villa in Marbella, where the player enjoys spending whatever free time he has amid a packed fixtures schedule.
Haaland and his friends arrived in Ibiza earlier on Friday – wasting no time in starting their holiday with a trip to Playa Soleil – but this is his second visit in the space of a month.
Earlier in June, Haaland and his team-mates enjoyed a whistlestop 12-hour party trip to the legendary Spanish isle after winning the Champions League.
The resulting festivities ran into the team’s soaking-wet celebrations atop an open-top parade bus as Guardiola’s side enjoyed their mammoth achievements with their fans in their home city.
The 52-goal striker partied valiantly after Man City made history and won their first Treble
Haaaland shared a snap ahead of boarding a private jet before flying off to the party capital
The striker enjoyed the organic fare curated by Executive Chef Cristian Castañeda with friends