Croatia stun England in extra time to book first-ever final berth

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That the nation will be backing them to gain revenge for the World Cup semi-final loss to France in 1998 is without question, as is the fact that there will once again be an army of fans decked out in red and white checks at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Mbappe's speed and creativity have made him one of the most electrifying players to watch at Russian Federation 2018, while Griezmann has been a reliable finisher who has come up with momentum-turning goals for Les Bleus. We played a high press on their backline.

"Some players played with minor injuries with which they would not have played some other games".

Jose Mourinho would certainly be pleased with his contributions and be hoping to see more of the same when he returns to Old Trafford.

'I know the broadcasters put the millions on the table but I think for a World Cup final, I think both teams should play the semi-final on the same day.

Even so, he said he would try to lift his team.

United manager Mourinho, who reportedly fell out with the midfielder last season, was delighted with Pogba's display in France's 1-0 semi-final win over Belgium on Tuesday night. "We want to go and get this World Cup together". Croatia began to get on top, and the Three Lions were punished when Perišić 's equaliser sent the match into extra time.

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If we do not make it to the final, or do not become world champions, that would also be a disappointment. The two sides will meet on Tuesday to decide who plays in July 15's World Cup final.

In Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic they have the midfield engines of both Real Madrid and Barcelona, while the scorer of their victor against the Three Lions, Mario Mandzukic, won the Champions League with Bayern Munich and now plays for Juventus.

With a population of just 4million people - about half the size of London - Croatia are a surprise World Cup finalist.

Towering defender Harry Maguire has risen to cult hero status at the World Cup and he has had an army of family and pals following him around during the tournament. We'll be well prepared because this is a one in a lifetime opportunity.

The national team was forced to play a European Championship qualifier against Italy in an empty stadium in Split in June 2015 because Croat fans had thrown flares on the field during a match against the Azzurri at Milan. We did not underestimate them.

"This is an fantastic achievement for us", he said.

"It is the biggest success in Croatian history in sport and we have to be proud".

"This was our problem for 10 years, we had great individuals but no unity and that's why I had to build that unity of objective in the team".