- Mario Mandzukic pays £3,000 for beer fans consumed during Croatia's win over Russia
- The Juventus striker played all 120 minutes before they won the match on penalties
- Zlatko Dalic's side will take on England in the last four for a place in the World Cup finals
Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic ensured fans in his hometown had plenty to drink as they watched them qualify for the World Cup semis, Daily Mail reports.
The Juventus striker accumulated a bar tab of £3,000 as he provided free beers to supporters watching on in his home town of Slavonski Brod despite being more than 2,500 miles away from Sochi.
The 32-year-old played all 120 minutes inside the Fisht Olympic stadium as Croats were taken to penalties and set up a semi-final match with England in Moscow.
According to Croatian news site 24Sata, Mandzukic paid 25,000 kuna (approximately £3,000), which was the amount of beer consumed by several fans watching the game on big screens in the grounds of Brod Fortress.
This is not the first time the ex-Bayern Munich man has given back to his community, he had having previously donated £18,000 to local firefighters last year.
Zlatko Dalic's side continued their fine showing in the tournament as they will be hoping to make it through to the finals and bring home the trophy.
The 3-0 comprehensive win over Lionel Messi's Argentina remains their tournament best performance but England will provide a stern test after Russia and Denmark both stretched Dalic's side to the limit.
Gareth Southgate's men comfortably swept aside Sweden's in the quarter-finals to earn their first semi-final spot since 1990.
However if Croatia come out on top in Moscow, Mandzukic could be facing a lump-sum bill on his eventual return home.
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