Luka Modric proud to prove wrong English media who 'underestimated' Croatia

Luka Modric proud to prove wrong English media who 'underestimated' Croatia

"I am very happy for my players, we showed character and the right mentality".

"We should have killed the game even before extra time". It will be a battle but I trust us, I have belief in us'.

"We are in the final, it's the biggest success in Croatian history in sport and we have to be proud".

Russia's unexpected run to the quarterfinals sparked a surge of support from fans who had largely been indifferent to the team before the World Cup started.

"It's so special to do something with the national team". France scored two goals in its match against Uruguay, which has led to it facing off against Belgium - a team that beat five-time World Cup champion Brazil.

Sky Sports reports that Henderson's tight hamstring "is not too serious" but England's medical team will "manage the Liverpool captain's fitness carefully ahead of Wednesday's match".

Vrsaljko, who plays for Atletico Madrid, had struggled to be ready for the match after playing in two previous extra-time matches, but he found the strength to lift his exhausted, battered team to a comeback win. "And physical preparation. If the player is not in good physical shape, he will not play well in a World Cup", he told ESPN.

The rescued boys were invited to the World Cup final in Russian Federation on Sunday but aren't able to attend for health reasons.

Hailing from a small nation with a population of 5 million people, the Croatian side felt they had something to prove going up against a favoured England side.

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was seen as the main danger man for Croatia.

"Now we face just emotion talking, we were not able to analyze the game, we are glad to greet you all, we were together, you were our 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th players", Cherchesov said.

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