Profile of World Cup finalists Croatia

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'In the second half we had to weather the storm a bit.

The Daily Express has a picture of Southgate and England players applauding the fans after their Croatia game.

Most England fans were gracious in defeat, with one fan saying "Croatia was the better team" on the way out. Tonight we weren't quite there.

Crowds gathered at locations including London's Hyde Park, Millennium Square in Leeds, Nottingham Castle, and Birmingham's Archway outdoor cinema.

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"So I made a decision to build a pub", Lewis said.

As they entered the second half of extra time against England with the scores level, it began to look like they would need to step up to the spot again, until Mario Mandžukić scored with 11 minutes to play. "I feel disappointed but proud".

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The South African took advantage, holding in his last 26 service games and putting constant score pressure on Federer's serve. Roger Federer , meanwhile, comfortably defeated Adrian Mannarino in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory to reach the quarterfinal stage.

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Should they hold on, the Three Lions will take on France in the final on Sunday. The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie with Frank Skinner and David Baddiel .

Mandzukic breaks England hearts and fires Croatia into World Cup final
Three quick thoughts from Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England in the World Cup semifinals at Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday. Kieran Trippier's goal was the earliest in a World Cup semi-final since 1958.

Penticton's new British pub, Brexit, was a full house with footy fans for Wednesday's World Cup semi-final between England and Croatia.

"We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot", Kane said after the match at the Luzhniki Stadium.

"When you get to this stage of the competition, the margins are fine. they've taken two of their [chances] and we weren't able to respond".

"We thought we were just good enough, we thought we could have done that". You give everything you have, build friendships with your team, give everything for your country and play in a way that you hope connects with the fans.

In the end, it was not to be, though amid the disappointment there was also a feeling that the tournament was still something to savour, the first such World Cup for a long time.

It will be Croatia against heavily-favoured France in Sunday's final. "We worked so hard, the fans were unbelievable, it was a tough game, a 50-50 game, when we look back we will think there's stuff we could have done better". There will in time be positives to take, it's very hard now to put that into context, it's a bit too soon, really, because I think you have to suffer the result a little bit.

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