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England coming home after semi-final defeat

England coming home after semi-final defeat England coming home after semi-final defeat
Noah Ferguson | 12 July, 2018, 08:29

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.

"We played better than we did against Argentina".

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