More than 1000 emergency calls following England's defeat to Croatia

13 July 2018, 01:53 | Kristine Mills

Croatia have won both of their knockout matches at the tournament so far on penalties

Croatia have won both of their knockout matches at the tournament so far on penalties

The Three Lions missed chances to extend their lead - Harry Kane hit the post when he tried to stuff a rebound past goalkeeper Danijel Subasic at the near post in the 30th minute - but they were generally in control of the match.

To celebrate the unprecedented win, the entire Croatian cabinet swapped their usual formal dress for football jerseys during their session in the Croatian capital the following day.

The video was shot during Croatia's quarterfinal clash against Russian Federation.

Ivan Rakitic revealed he was suffering with a fever in the days leading up to Croatia's 2-1 semi-final win over England at the World Cup.

"This time we don't want to make that mistake and we will approach the game differently".

Earlier this year one of the Croatian team's main sponsors, Zagrebačka Pivovara (Zagreb brewery) ran a promotion asking fans what they would give up if Croatia won the World Cup.

There's no doubt they would be deserved winners having beaten the likes of Belgium and Brazil en route to the trophy and Pogba has played a huge role in it all. We started a bit too casually, and England deserved to score.

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The two teams previously met in their final group stage game when both had already guaranteed a place in the last 16 - with the twist that the side who finished second would land in the easier side of the draw.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals are set, with France and Croatia ready to face off July 15 for the ultimate title in soccer. "The aim now is not to have to wait another 20-odd years to get into another big semi-final". "I told the players before the game there was no pressure - we have reached the semi-finals, enjoy your football and this was exactly what we did".

Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic offers to help AFP photographer Yuri Cortez after he fell on him with teammates while celebrating their second goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup semi-final between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.

"For us, we are not the favourites".

Dalic was only appointed as Croatia coach towards the end of their qualifying campaign, leading them to Russian Federation via a play-off win against Greece. However, Croatia's Ivan Perišić levelled in the 68th minute.

Even before his goal, Mandzukic had spent some minutes on the turf after a collision with England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and an agonizing attack of cramp left him once again prone on the pitch in the wake of his decisive strike.

"They just kept coming towards me and they fell on me!" he says.



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