It was no surprise that Croatia cavorted on the pitch in celebration with fans and family long after beating England in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday night, but a wiser head might have ushered them quietly to ice bath and bed. The scenes in Croatia's capital of Zagreb were astounding.
The odds are already out for the 2018 World Cup final of France vs. Croatia on Sunday, but don't forget that there is also a game on Saturday. Prior to 2018, Croatia's best finish in the tournament was third in 1998, when Golden Boot victor Davor Šuker led Croatia past The Netherlands in the third-place match.
England Football Tweeted to their fans to thank them for support throughout the Russian Federation 2018 campaign.
In a lot of games it's small margins and it went their way today.
Hyde Park was a mess as everyone went home.
"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".
Southgate's team made a fine start to their quest to become the first England side to reach the final in 52 years but faded in the second half before going down 2-1 to the Croatians after extra time at the Luzhniki Stadium.
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His friend Joe Carter, 43, from York, added: "We really thought it was going to be different - this was our chance". England Football Tweeted to their fans to thank them for support throughout the Russian Federation 2018 campaign.
"We were anxious", Katich said.
Some may see this as a negative, but England's set-piece prowess is only a good thing, as they look a threat at every corner and free-kick that they get. And I think we need to take full credit for that because we've changed that.
England's last, and only, World Cup victory was in 1966. But they gave us pride - and brought the whole nation together": "The Mail uses its front page to focus on the impact England's success at the World Cup has had beyond the world of football.
England soccer fans are left wondering what could have been at an empty Hyde Park in London.
The game ended with England down to 10 players and out of substitutes.
- Justin Rose (@JustinRose99)Such a shame for it to end like that but what a World Cup!
Croatia fans in NZ party at fulltime.