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Perisic hails 'dream' goal as Croatia reach final

England manager creates spike in waistcoat sales World Cup Semifinal: England vs Croatia Start Time & Odds
Cassandra Castillo | 12 July, 2018, 08:41

England's young side was one of the surprises of the tournament as a semi-final appearance far exceeded any expectations that fans had for this team heading into the tournament.

"They've taken the nation with them".

Because for all the love this young and dynamic England team has earned - and earn it they did - in taking a country badly in need of some good news on the global stage on an unforgettable ride over the last month, reaching their first World Cup semifinal in nearly 30 years, there's no guarantee they'll get a better chance to play for a major title.

Kane kept a dignified silence when Liverpool's players were having fun at his expense, and now is the time to make Lovren pay.

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. He has shown a sure touch in his handling of matters on and off the pitch and is a young, progressive coach. They have personality as players and as a team.

From Pickford's penalty save against Colombia to Eric Dier's ice-cold heroics moments later.

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"It's his quality that he's been showing for many years".

And, despite the cruel ending, history was made.

Ex-Real Madrid forward Davor Suker, the current president of the country's football federation, was the golden boot victor in 1998 with six goals for a team that also featured AC Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban, as well as defenders Igor Stimac and Slaven Bilic - both of whom played in England. They won their first World Cup penalty shoot-out.

Croatia have multiple injury concerns heading into Wednesday's clash in Moscow, with right-back Sime Vrsaljko the main worry due to a knee injury, while goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was also hurt against Russian Federation in the quarter-finals.

And it continues, surely, to the next World Cup. Belgium and England face off in the third-place match after losing in the semifinals. But nobody wanted to be subbed and they didn't give in.

It could also be the final act in the battle for the Golden Boot between Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku. Or at least one of them does.

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