When the final whistle blew, the Croatians ran straight to their fans, jumping into the sea of red and white.
Croatia take on England in the second semi-final of the World Cup.
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England's defender Kyle Walker, right, claps during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11.
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The mental resilience necessary to come through such tests was the result of the emphasis on playing as a team, Dalic said, and indicated a wider trend at a World Cup where the likes of Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi all went home early.
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"Serbia is a democratic society and everyone has the right to support whoever they want", Vucic said.
Two years ago, when we lost to Iceland at Euro 2016, the team was booed off and there was a frightful atmosphere afterwards of anger and disillusionment. They will by then have analysed the performances of each player and the team who will be told and must believe this is really just the start of what can be something very special indeed.
"Third and fourth place play off game is utter stupidity". While neither team wanted to win their first match, the freedom from pressure and effect that the third-place match provides should make for some exciting, if inconsequential football.
"I can be very happy with my life", Dalic said, adding that "without strong faith and that motivation, it would be very hard to achieve it". I never did find out. The prospect of Kylian Mbappe running at a tired Croatian defence is a frightening one, and punters should not be totally surprised if France run away with this.
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He was more enthusiastic about Johnson , calling him "a friend of mine". "Maybe I'll speak to him when I get over there". In 1982, three foreign office ministers quit, taking responsibility for Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands.