‘Moja Domovina!’: Croatia celebrate after defeating Russian Federation by singing patriotic songs

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The European nation reached the finals of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over England in extra time in Russian Federation on Wednesday.

Given Croatia had extra time and penalties to recover from, England should come into the game fresher and they also have the edge in previous meetings, winning four of the seven encounters, including a 5-1 victory in their most recent match - a World Cup qualifier in 2009.

In spite of Croatia being the strongest team that England have faced so far, coach Gareth Southgate insisted Tuesday "England will continue playing with the same approach and shape" that they have so far done in the tournament.

Croatia now advances to face France in the finals on Sunday.

Croatia has defeated England and will advance to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final against France on Sunday.

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'But that success, that bronze medal from 1998 is still the best achievement in sports (for Croatia) because football is the No 1 sport.

"I think it's our year this time".

The World Cup has butted in at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. Another Subasic save, from Fedor Smolov, and a miss from Fernandes during the shoot-out saw the hosts knocked out and Croatia progress to only their second World Cup semi-final. That made it back-to-back shootouts for Croatia following its narrow win over Denmark in the round of 16.

"We will go into this final to win it, as we have still not got over the 2016 final".

"There's no out and out stars and everybody just looks at them as young lads, making their way out, they've not got above their station". "I'm very happy for my players, we showed character and the right mentality, it was very hard for us tonight". "Maybe it's our time to revenge something but it's a tough game and it will be hard".

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British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Belgian counterpart exchanged national team jerseys at the European Union summit two weeks before their countries met at the World Cup.

Croatia fans celebrate at the end of the semifinal match between Croatia and England, in Zagreb.

England fans are confident they are closer than ever to regaining the World Cup. Every match at this World Cup is like that.

Samuel Umtiti headed the only goal in a 1-0 semi-final win over Belgium in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday (AEST), consigning the Red Devils "golden generation" to another bitter defeat. It brings back a lot of good memories.

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