Croatian president to attend FIFA World Cup final

Ruben Holloway
July 16, 2018

Meanwhile, Croatia played well to beat England after trailing by a goal for the most part of the match after Kieron Trippler broke the deadlock with a free-kick in the 5th-minute of the match.

The Duke, who is a an avid football fan and Aston Villa supporter - offered wished team good luck as they strive to make history in Russian Federation and said the squad have "fired up a generation".

France reached the match by virtue of a 1-0 win over Belgium in St. Petersburg, cementing their third final in 20 years since winning the trophy at their home World Cup in 1998.

It was heartbreak for Gareth Southgate's young side and Trippier's emotions spilled out when he was forced off with an injury in extra time and helped away to the bench by England's medical staff.

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"Initially we weren't certain they were all alive - as they were coming down I was counting them until I got to 13", he said. They want the boys to instead relax at their homes for the next month. "The children were well taken care of in the cave".

That sparked scenes of jubilance as Croatia secured their progression into the final.

FIFA said it is "monitoring the situation concerning Mr. Vrbanovic as it expects all officials and member associations involved in the 2018 FIFA World Cup to abide by the core values of fair play and protect the image of football".

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren said Modric deserves to win the Ballon d'Or if they win Sunday's final, describing his team-mate as the "best midfield player in the world".

"Then they asked me if I was OK".

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Hazard has inspired Belgium to a place in the World Cup semi-finals, with his side taking on France in St Petersburg on Tuesday. He never drops his standards, he's a team player with a winning mentality and he can play for any demanding club in the world.

"Their journalists and pundits on television were talking prior to this match about us being exhausted, being the walking dead", he told beIN SPORTS . "What the lads played tonight is fantasy, they've made history".

"All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying: 'OK, today we will see who will be exhausted.' They should be more humble and respect their opponents more". They should be more humble and respectful. "We started slowly today but we showed our character and again came from a goal behind just like we did in the previous knockout rounds".

"We should have killed the game even before extra time".

"We should kill the game even before extra-time, and this is an awesome achievement for us".

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You've got to admit, he does have a point in some cases.

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