Entire Croatian cabinet celebrates World Cup semi win by wearing team jerseys

Ross Houston
July 13, 2018

But after the game many fans were sobbing while others looked to the future with confidence after their once improbable dreams of a first World Cup final in more than 50 years were dashed by Croatia.

Federation Internationale de Football Association is investigating reports that England fans chanted "no surrender" during their World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia.

Argentinian referee Nestor Pitana, along with his assistants Hernan Maidana and Juan Pablo Belatti, will officiate the Final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ between France and Croatia on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Croatia now have the chance to take revenge on France after losing 2-1 in Paris when the sides met in the semi-finals back in 1998 - team's current coach Dalic travelled to that World Cup as a fan.

"This is either a moment of rare hope and we sink back, or we build in the way that Germany did in 2010", he said.

England remain in the tournament and still have to play the third place play-off - dubbed "the game no-one wants to play" against Belgium at 3pm on Saturday, July 14.

A first World Cup final since 1966 and a showdown with France agonisingly slipped away.

France kept a clean sheet their last 2 games while Croatia surrendered goals against Russian Federation and England.

"But we have our hearts, our pride and our players and that is what is really important to us".

"This was our problem for 10 years, we had great individuals but no unity and that's why I had to build that unity of goal in the team".

"The fans are excited to watch us again and that is how we have to keep it". "Everyone is born with it, we have good players, and I believe they will bring the cup home, but we'll see on Monday morning at 3 o'clock".

He said: "They were the better team, that's all that happened".

"We have two days to prepare".

Could Croatia pull off an unlikely upset in the final? David Platt got on the scoresheet for England. And I know we will.

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