The Croatian Football Federation set the ball rolling when it took to its verified Twitter handle to celebrate the players that made the 2-1 victory over England possible, as the team glides to World Cup final, to play France on Sunday. That goal was cancelled out by a second-half Ivan Perisic equalizer to ensure the sides were tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes.
'I know the broadcasters put the millions on the table but I think for a World Cup final, I think both teams should play the semi-final on the same day.
Over the years, other relatively small nations to have punched above their weight by reaching the final include Sweden, Hungary and the Netherlands - all of whom fell at the final hurdle.
Croatia's defender Josip Pivaric celebrates with teammates after Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (C) scored their second goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup semi-final between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.
"We have to be pragmatic and we have to be realistic", French manager Didier Deschamps said ahead of England vs. Croatia, according to ESPN. Thuram scored the go-ahead goal with a curling shot in the 70th minute, and France won 2-1. We will enjoy ourselves a little, not for long - we must be focused for the final.
England are out of the World Cup and Roy Keane is reminding everyone when they should be happy.
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Umtiti played his part in a strong defensive effort by the French, too, helping to shut out the highest-scoring team at the tournament and leaving Belgium's golden generation of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku to regret another missed opportunity at a major tournament.
"Paul has grown in the team, he is a very expressive player".
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic with skipper Luka Modric during their extra-time win over England.
"We have to play as if this were the first game in this tournament". Numerous other players they kept hiding, and a little bit more in the last 20-25 minutes.
There's no doubt they would be deserved winners having beaten the likes of Belgium and Brazil en route to the trophy and Pogba has played a huge role in it all. "I would like to thank all of the staff who came in on days off to assist us".