As for the game itself, Southgate was pleased with aspects of his team's performance against an experienced and wily Croatian side, who will now play France in Sunday's World Cup Final.
"We deserved the victory", said match-winner Mandzukic.
Trippier's set piece on five minutes was England's 12th at Russian Federation 2018, more than any other Three Lions side.
Although Walker said there was a feeling it was "written in the stars for you to go to the final and hopefully do something special" when Kieran Trippier scored a terrific free-kick after five minutes against Croatia, he acknowledged that their opponents were a totally different proposition in the second half and wished them well in the final.
Croatia, in their first semi since 1998, levelled through Ivan Perisic after 68 minutes and then looked the more risky side.
The 1-1 score held as the match went into extra time.
In the seaside city of Split, fans wearing red and white checked Croatian shirts gathered in the bars, cafes and squares in the late afternoon sun, singing songs in anticipation of the night ahead.
But Croatia summoned the strength to come back in the second half, equalising through Ivan Perisic before Mario Mandzukic got the victor in the 109th minute. England now play with little or no stage fright and the team is free of the inter-club rivalries that plagued the Three Lions in the past.
"We're gutted", said Harry Kane, still on course to finish as the tournament's top goalscorer with six strikes in Russian Federation.
"It hurts, it hurts a lot". We were 1-0 down in three games in a row and we overtook all these.
"We had hoped (for this) and we believed in our team, but the feeling when we finally entered the finals can not be compared to anything", said Ivan Kecerin, 41. It's been a fantastic journey. I don't know, but I think Southgate thought he would keep faith in a team that had got them this far.
"We've come an incredibly long way in a short space of time". He knows what to say at the right time.
But he is yet to fully convince and win the trust of everyone, and is still susceptible to occasional errors, highlighted by his stray pass that allowed Russian Federation a chance to go clear on goal in the closing minutes of the quarter-final.
In delirious scenes in Paris, fans let off fire crackers and released smoke flares. There will be legitimate questions about how much they have left in the tank.
"Normally he would have been forced into a change because someone would get injured but, freakishly, we've had no injuries".
"It's not something I'm really thinking about at the moment to be honest, it's not the game we wanted to be in", Kane admitted.
Trump called it "a fantastic meeting", speaking at a news conference Thursday before flying to Britain. Trump stressed that NATO's budget had been unfair to the US but now he was sure it would be fair.
I think they like me a lot in the United Kingdom . "I would be happy to see Hillary Clinton if she was president visit the UK". He said: 'I am going to a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations '.
The 12th-seeded Ostapenko was aggressive throughout, hitting 28 winners - 13 coming off her backhand. The issue: a pectoral injury that, at the time , left some doubts that she could play at Wimbledon .
Thailand's prime minister, Prayuth Chan-o-cha, said the boys were given anti-anxiety medication to help with their rescue. Divers who rescued the Thai soccer team who were trapped in a cave first practiced on local children in a swimming pool .
Since then, Thai and worldwide divers and specialists have been strategizing how to safely extract the boys and their coach. The rescue operation, which commenced on Sunday, was carried out in three phases.
President Donald Trump's displeasure with the U.S.'s military allies over their relatively low defense spending is no secret. Although administration officials point to the long-standing alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom, Mr.
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Both those accords were the result of years of painstaking diplomacy by European leaders, and Trump unilaterally trashed them. When he arrives today, Trump will be taken to Blenheim Palace, the 300-year-old birthplace of Churchill.
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She missed the 2017 tournament as she was pregnant with her daughter Alexis Jr., who was born on September 1 of that year. The 30-year-old was gifted point after point as Ostapenko's aggressive game backfired in a blaze of unforced errors.
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Donald Trump flies in to a rough reception
And referring directly to the United Kingdom he added: "I am going to a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations ". Trump will travel by helicopter once there, making it unlikely he'll see protests firsthand.
Monstrous iceberg seen breaking off Greenland glacier
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Guendouzi: Arsenal was an easy decision
Winning silverware, as I said, is very important to me and winning things here at Arsenal would be incredible". It doesn't get any better than coming to a club like this, with so much history, like Arsenal.