Exhausted Croatia train sights on France in World Cup final

Posted July 13, 2018

Croatia sensationally cemented their first ever World Cup final with a dramatic 2-1 extra time win over a gallant England side at Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital on Wednesday.

The 12 boys on the "Wild Boars" team and their coach were trapped in a cave for more than two weeks, and were all successfully rescued on Tuesday.

Croatia's Ivan Perisic tied the score in the 68th minute with his fourth goal of the tournament.

England's run to the World Cup final would be, on paper at least, one of the easiest since Federation Internationale de Football Association began ranking global teams in 1993.

"England progressed from a group stage exit in 2014 to a semi-final defeat in extra-time four years later".

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Federation Internationale de Football Association had invited the boys to Sunday's World Cup final although the world organising body said that due to medical reasons the boys would not be in a position to travel to the game, although they would invite them to an event in the future. On Sunday, the team is set to write a new chapter to their World Cup journey.

"I think it is our mentality". It's a dream. We are going through to the World Cup final - but you have to realise that dream.

A peak audience of just under 27 million viewers saw England bow out of the 2018 World Cup last night.

The Manchester United midfielder was part of the France squad that lost 1-0 in extra time to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final, and Pogba hopes they can now go one better on Sunday.

"The honest thing is it's not a game any team wants to play in", Southgate said ahead of the match against the Red Devils. There is one more match to play.

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"We played better than we did against Argentina".

In a further tweet, the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Come on West Midlands, show some dignity & respect towards each other!"

"When they scored against Croatia, and for a long time after, it looked like England would win 1-0", he told the Paddy Power blog.

Writing Croatia's name in the history books: "We'll be in the history books for being, along with Uruguay, the smallest country to play in the final". When Deschamps took off Giroud to bring on N'Zonzi, Pogba had more freedom - freedom to keep the ball, keep the ball away from risky areas, to assist Griezmannn for a great chance.

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