Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Croatian fans unfurl banner saying ‘Thank you, Russia’ in downtown Moscow

Croatian fans unfurl banner saying ‘Thank you, Russia’ in downtown Moscow

His first goal for England.

He said: "I just feel so disappointed". Croatia, ranked 20th, is now listed with 4-1 odds to hoist the gold trophy, and they have never made it this far in the tournament.

However, that hope quickly faded once Croatia scored the final goal in extra time, advancing them to the World Cup final to play against France.

CROATIA is going nuts about their team's appearance in the World Cup semi-finals - but one group of fans had particular reason to celebrate during their penalty shootout win over Russian Federation.

"We were anxious", Katich said.

Suker, the star forward in Croatia's 1998 World Cup team and an elected member of UEFA's executive committee, has not been implicated.

Most of the England players' partners have joined them out in Russian Federation, and been pictured in the stands supporting them at matches.

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We should continue to show that belief against Croatia - we've got a real chance". "It's an unbelievable achievement from all the lads".


Croatia came from behind to win 2-1 in the semi-final clash in Moscow, with Mario Mandzukic claiming the victor in the 109th minute after Ivan Perisic had earlier cancelled out Kieran Trippier's free-kick opener.

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"England we're proud of you, that's all I've got to say".

"I don't think England could go on to win the World Cup, I think France and Belgium have got too much".

Croatia opened at 60-1 World Cup odds to win the entire tournament; entering the semis, it was still the underdog at 4-1.

In-fact, 72% of England's goals have come from set-pieces.

"I'm excited to see if Croatian fans are as excited as we are". There had been huge optimism during the day that while France in the final would be a tough proposition, there was little doubt that England would make it. "If we win I really want to be there, but I just can't afford the prices being quoted".

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