After a goalless first 15 minutes of extra-time, and penalties looking like a big possibility, it was Croatia that ended England's dream of World Cup glory when Mario Mandzukic crept it at the far post to fire home what would ultimately be the victor.
But Ivan Perisic equalised in the second half, and Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the extra time, to book them a date with France in the final.
Modric celebrates scoring his team's third penalty in the penalty shoot out during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Russia and Croatia at Fisht Stadium on July 7, 2018. The song has returned to prominence as a song of defiance, pride and resolution since the 2017 Manchester terror attack.
Vancouver's Croatian community is buzzing in the wake of the country's World Cup semifinal victory against England on Wednesday.
England players collapsed on the pitch, distraught as the Croatians and their fans celebrated wildly, .
The script that said Croatia was exhausted and England would take advantage, seemed to play out early. And England simply trailed off in the second half when it had just 30 per cent of the ball while Croatia cranked up their game.
"The team and the individuals will be better in a couple of years time".
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"We were louder, they were carrying us, they picked us up when we were not in control of the game", Dalic said of the supporters.
They will take on favourites France at 1am Monday morning Australian eastern time, while Belgium play England at midnight on Saturday night in the third placed playoff.
For English soccer fans used to painful World Cup exits, the semifinal loss hurt.
"We created some good chances when we were 1-0 up, maybe we dropped a little too deep and we didn't get enough pressure on the ball", he said. The Inter Milan winger soon hit the woodwork, as England managed to hold on and take the game into extra-time.
"Maybe the English team should have respected us more, especially when you consider where our players play their football, but this is football and sport". It's a dream come true for us after such a long time.
England went ahead with its ninth set-piece goal of the tournament, after Luca Modric tripped Dele Alli, giving England a free kick about 25 yards out in the centre of the field.
"The Fiery Ones are in the final, the nation is in a trance - one more step to the title!" said the Jutarnji List, using the team's nickname.
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