World Cup semi-final England v Croatia


Today, England and Croatia will do battle for the right to face the Frenchmen on Sunday in the last game of the tournament.

"I'm absolutely gutted", Gary Mullan, 36, a financial consultant, said. Fans in Castlefield Bowl in Manchester city launched their drinks into the air as they celebrated Kieran Trippier's goal.

Russia's ministry of communications said there had been 6,300 new applications for fan IDs, the document that allows visa-free entry to Russian Federation during the World Cup, since England beat Sweden in the quarter-final on Saturday.

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic praised Luka Modric ahead of his team's World Cup semi-final against England, saying the midfielder was in career-best form. "I don't why we always do this, but we always do it to ourselves", he said.

Former Croatia worldwide Filip Tapalovic has been surprised by the nation's World Cup run, highlighting their mentality and team spirit as crucial. They are confident and have a young team.

"But I don't think when people look at the experience and the last 18 months that we were expected to be in the semi-finals of a World Cup".

Southgate saw his side concede Ivan Perisic's 68th-minute equaliser before Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor in the 109th minute left England in despair. Look at the other teams they'll be up against.

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"I always said before the tournament, England have never over-achieving".

"When you get to this stage of the competition, the margins are fine. they've taken two of their (chances) and we weren't able to respond".

While England's top football players were on the pitch, its top golfers were sitting at home watching the game unfold.

"I'm excited to see if Croatian fans are as excited as we are".

"Until five or six years ago I was bit vain, and in a way glad that in 1998 we set the bar so high that it was hard to even contemplate, let alone jump over it".

If they win, they head to the final against France.