The Inter Milan winger played a key role in the small Balkan nation reaching a first major final, scoring the equaliser and then setting up Mario Mandzukic for the 2-1 extra-time victor over England in their semi-final.
They have reached the finals for the first time in the nation's history, and they did so by becoming the first country ever to win three straight games in extra time.
The Croats entered the match after winning their previous two games on penalty kicks, but they showed no sign of fatigue in the second half against England.
The victor in Wednesday's semifinal match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will return there for a final on Sunday against France, which beat Belgium 1-0 in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.
"It's fantastic, we're so excited", said Christopher Tomas, owner of the Croatian Corner deli, of Croatia's win. "Rakitic I haven't played against but I played against Modric twice this year in the Champions League and everyone knows what he did in the Premier League".
England fans walk home disappointed after losing to Croatia in the Fifa World Cup semifinals.
England, who made an early impression with a 6-1 crushing of Panama in the group stage, then overcame their shootout hoodoo in beating Colombia in the last 16 and looked composed and mature in the 2-0 quarter-final victory over Sweden.
Players seated on the coach belted out Moja Domovina, a patriotic song that translates to "my homeland" as they drummed their hands on the bus windows.
"It was a very hard game".
"We have already achieved something big by reaching the semi-finals". "Everyone was nervous, but when they got a second goal, everyone took so much confidence, everyone was up in the air, the club was full, there was a great atmostphere". For many Croatians, the Yugoslav Wars - that ended with the formation of their country - started with one.
After Croatia's defeat of England on Wednesday, 30 of the 32 teams in the 2018 World Cup have been eliminated.
"So we'll see. There are two very good teams playing well and it's going to be an interesting match".
Sunday's clash in Moscow will mark Croatia's first appearance in the final of football's flagship event and comes 20 years after they finished third, which until now had been their best result in the competition.
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Kieran Trippier has given England a 1-0 lead with a fifth-minute free kick in the World Cup semifinal against Croatia . Perisic was mightily unlucky not to add to his tally when his angled shot beat Pickford but cannoned off the post.
He knows attention will be on him from back home, and has spoken of his hope to be an inspiration for the next generation. He touched post-match on an injury-ravaged 2016, and how his coaching team and nearest and dearest put him back together.
There had been talk of the World Cup final being shown on the big screen on Henman Hill at Wimbledon but that has been ruled out. Centre Court was only a third full on Saturday when droves of fans left the arena to watch England's victory over Sweden .
It will be Djokovic's first Grand Slam semi-final since the 2016 US Open as he continues his bid to return to the top of the game. Despite his anger, Djokovic still reeled off 10 of the last 12 games of the quarter-final.
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Of course, the phrase "it's coming home" refers to the fact that soccer in its modern format was invented in England . It is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time , but involved some hard moments as well.
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