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

PAUL PARKER Parker went on to win two Premier League titles at Manchester United and – following his retirement – he managed Chelmsford City and Welling United. He now works as a pundit mostly sports channels based abroad and has appeared on Sky Sp England World Cup semi final 1990 Where are they now?England’s starting 11 against Germany in the World Cup
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Croatia will play for World Cup supremacy for the first time ever, while England fans in Penticton will watch their team play Belgium for third place on Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. local time.

Ivan Perisic levelled and Mario Mandzukic secured a 2-1 win in extra-time, propelling the country to a first World Cup final as England's manager wondered what could have been - 22 years on from his semi-final heartache at Euro 96.

The Juventus forward scored the victor in the 109th minute to send the tiny country of just 4 million people to their first-ever World Cup final, and couldn't say enough about the historic achievement after the match.

"If we've brought joy back home, which I know we have, then that's been worthwhile".

"But when you get to this point and play as well as we did in the first half, you want to take those opportunities in life, so the dressing room is a very hard place at the moment".

"The dressing-room is a really hard place at the moment".

"I was back in Omis, my home town, 20 years ago". Now is the time to be strong as a group and take the time to reflect on the performance a little bit more over the next couple of days. The players and all of the staff, they have to be proud.

"It's too easy sometimes to move on quickly. I have huge respect for France".

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Both of his goals came from set-plays, and given he is averaging 0.29 xG per 90 minutes, he can be expected to get at least one chance in this game.

England can take much from these momentous last few weeks in Russian Federation, where bonds have been forged behind the gates of their base in Repino, and Southgate's squad have won many admirers with their modest and down-to-earth approach.

While the Reds were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in May, the 29-year-old will be hoping for a different outcome when his nation play France in the World Cup final on Sunday (4pm).

With a population of just over four million, Croatia are the smallest nation to reach the final match of a World Cup since Uruguay lifted the title in 1950.

"It's impossible to say anything that will make them feel better at this moment", Southgate added.

"I took Liverpool to the Champions League final and now with my national team I am in the World Cup final".

"This acquisition would be a fantastic addition to our holdings and would come at an exciting time for us while we build the London Collection as we plan the New Museum in West Smithfield". "Only great teams can be as courageous as we were and fight back from a goal down against teams like England", Mandzukic said.

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