Photos taken by Yuri Cortez after Croatia players buried him in celebration

Luka Modric celebrates after scoring his penalty in the shoot-out win over Russia

Luka Modric celebrates after scoring his penalty in the shoot-out win over Russia

MOSCOW-One of the most notorious dives in soccer history took place the last time France played Croatia in the World Cup.

Croatian players celebrated wildly in the Russian capital while in the Croatian capital Zagreb, tens of thousands of fans poured onto the streets and squares, singing, letting off flares and waving red-white-and-blue flags.

Whereas their first meeting held consequences for the team that won, this one holds essentially none at all.

Asked about facing France, Dalic, the former Al Ain manager, said: "There is no weakness in a team that is in the final".

Some people may hate him as a person because of his testimony at the Zdravko Mamic's trial, but at the same time they admire him as a fantastic football player.

"The victory over Argentina, the extra time!" "I'm going to a wedding on the weekend, I have to drive to the airport soon to pick up my cousin who's flying in from Toronto, I have to make dinner, and I'm still here watching the game".

"This was our best game", said Dalic, who managed Al Ain for three years until January last year.

"By the end several players were out on their feet and we were down to 10". In extra time nobody wanted to be subbed.

In Semi-finals, Croatia came from behind to win 2-1 against England, with Mario Mandzukic claiming the victor in the 109th minute after Ivan Perisic had earlier cancelled out Kieran Trippier's free-kick opener.

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In London, an initial wave of elation turned to heartbreak as 30,000 beer-soaked fans in Hyde Park watched their team come up short.

The match peaked with 26.6 million viewers as the final whistle blew at just after 9:30PM. Termed as one of the "dark horses" at the start of the tournament in Russia, the side led by midfielder Luka Modric have gone past the likes of Denmark, Russia and England to seal a spot in the final against France.

"They can keep doing their stuff and we will play on Sunday".

Even Scots have found themselves singing along to it.

Harry Kane admits England's World Cup exit will "hurt for a while" after their hopes were dashed by Croatia.

Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper believes England have "moved forward into a brighter age".

Pogba said that the Les Blues are determined not to make the same mistakes they did two years ago in losing the Euro 2016 final at home to Portugal when they face the Croats at the Luzhniki Stadium. "No country on earth would call that anything other than improvement". "You're disappointed because you lose the semi-final, and it's very hard to see the opportunity of playing another game as a positive", he said. Three games an the U-17 World Cup in 2013 preceded a call-up the following year for the World Cup in Brazil, where Pitana supervised four fixtures, including France v Germany in the quarter-finals.

Prince William, the president of the Football Association, said England could be proud of Southgate's team.

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