Candid shots from the photographer caught under the Croatian victory pile

Candid shots from the photographer caught under the Croatian victory pile

We have three days to prepare ourselves.

The Croatian players were quick to tend to Cortez when they realised what had happened and there were plenty of smiles all round. They were losing 1-0 and came back.

With the semi-finals done, it's time to update our World Cup 100-a position-by-position ranking of the top-performing players in Russian Federation. These Lions have more technical ability and less ego than any English team in memory, and that includes the side that lost a semi on penalties to West Germany in 1990.

'For me, we are not favourites.

Ecstatic Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is confident tiredness will not be an issue for his side when they face France in the World Cup final despite once again coming through extra time to beat England on Wednesday.

The Juventus striker finally limped off utterly exhausted six minutes from time but promised unstinting effort on Sunday to bring the World Cup back to the nation of some four million people.

"We've come an incredibly long way in a short space of time".




"It's me that scored", Umtiti said, "but we all delivered a big game". It will be a different sort of scenario.

"Yes, of course given the situation at the start, but when the players realized who I was, they asked if I was OK", Cortez said.

You won't see a fan base more rabid than this one for a title.

There is still work to be done and finding a way to create more chances from open play looks chief among Southgate's tasks.

"This will hurt for a while but we can hold our heads up, it's been a fantastic journey but we've got to learn from it and take what we can". Dalic's insistence after the England match that "the whole of the stadium chanted "Croatia, Croatia" was belied by the fact that a huge chunk of the Russians in the building loudly jeered fullback Domagoj Vida nearly every time he touched the ball.

"We needed him for this competition and it is on this point that he has really progressed".

"But I think within the games that we've played, we've played exciting, attacking football".

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