Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
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Comeback kings Croatia have unfinished business at the World Cup

Comeback kings Croatia have unfinished business at the World Cup

As the Croatian side celebrated the monumental goal, they moved towards an area of the sideline that did not have a barrier between the field and the photographers covering the game.

"It's been an incredible run and I feel lucky to have been here for this match". Croatia, ranked 20th, is now listed with 4-1 odds to hoist the gold trophy, and they have never made it this far in the tournament.

The Spurs right-back was one of England's best players throughout the tournament and put the Three Lions ahead in the nation's first World Cup semi-final for 28 years with a stunning free-kick five minutes in against Croatia. "I don't why we always do this, but we always do it to ourselves", he said.

With such a modest population, they are the smallest country to get to a World Cup final since Uruguay back in 1950, and in the modern game it is a staggering achievement.

Because the goal came so early in the match, it's likely that the beers flung into the skies were a bit more full than fans initially anticipated when they imagined their celebration.


Croatia will play for World Cup supremacy for the first time ever, while England fans in Penticton will watch their team play Belgium for third place on Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. local time.

Paul Sealey, who is visiting the area, said: "The team will do all in their power to win".

Robert Prosinecki, a member of the 1998 squad, said: "I would so much like that they be better than us". We've played five hard games and they've taken their toll.

Croatia opened at 60-1 World Cup odds to win the entire tournament; entering the semis, it was still the underdog at 4-1. "Everyone is born with it, we have good players, and I believe they will bring the cup home, but we'll see on Monday morning at 3 o'clock". "I think it's going to be incredibly loud in any bar we end up going to for the match".

If they win, they head to the final against France.

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