World Cup: Croatian fire department releases satire PSA video

By Alex Butler  |  July 11, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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July 11 (UPI) -- The Zagreb Fire Department in Croatia made a funny video, telling fans to be careful with fire during the 2018 World Cup.

The 49-second video was posted to Facebook on Tuesday. It shows a crowd of firefighters sitting in a fire station watching Croatia's quarterfinal matchup against Russia.

The 10 men sit in chairs, crowded around a small TV, before the alarm goes off to report to a fire. None of them hesitate to jump up and grab their gear, in order to report to the emergency, despite the close match.

Most of the men jump in trucks and leave the garage, while three of the men stayed behind to catch the penalty kick session of the victory.

The men stare at the TV, watching Ivan Rakitic score the game-winner in the shootout against Russia's Igor Akinfeev, sending the squad into the semifinals. They all jump up and scream, while sharing a group hug in celebration of the game-winner.

"The Fire is playing today for the semifinal," the fire department wrote in the caption on the Facebook video. "We are not fired, but we are dealing with fire. Careful when using torches and pyrotechnics, we can (finally) look at the fires [after the game]."

England and Croatia battle for a spot in the 2018 World Cup final with a matchup at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Moscow. France awaits the winner for the World Cup finale at 11 a.m. Sunday in Moscow.

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