Croatia stun England in extra time to book first-ever final berth

Evarado Alatorre
Julio 12, 2018

"And they're just thinking, "we'll get behind these lads".

England will play in a World Cup semi-final for the first time since Italia 90, but Southgate insists his life outside of the game will not change if England progress to the final, or even win the tournament.

Overall, it's not a surprise Belgium is favored, as it has looked like the better team in this tournament and has more talent.

Croatia beat England to book their place in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.

Croatia, a country of about 4 million people, came to a standstill as fans watched the game on screens in squares and cafes.

If England is to advance, it will have to get through Croatia, which has its own history of World Cup futility.

"So I made a decision to build a pub", Lewis said.

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It was the plucky South Americans' second World Cup title, with the first coming on home soil in the inaugural edition in 1930. "I feel disappointed but proud".

"I cannot imagine what will happen if Croatia were to win the World Cup, I really can't".

"Extra time, I knew it was on the cards we weren't going to win that".

"We were planning to leave, but now we have to stay until Monday", said Sinisa Pavlek, a Croatian living in Germany as he emerged from the stadium with a broad smile on his face. Look at the fans tonight, there was a lump in my throat watching the fans applaud us at the end. You give everything you have, build friendships with your team, give everything for your country and play in a way that you hope connects with the fans.

"This acquisition would be a fantastic addition to our holdings and would come at an exciting time for us while we build the London Collection as we plan the New Museum in West Smithfield".

The World Cup in Russian Federation has thrown up some stunning twists, turns and shocks, so it's perhaps fitting that its final game will feature the smallest nation to appear in the last stage of the tournament since 1950. They needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Denmark in the last 16, though, after Modric had missed from the spot in extra time.

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