Brits will drink 10 million pints tonight during semi-final against Croatia

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Brits will drink 10 million pints tonight during semi-final against Croatia

The victory improves Croatia's previous best showing at the World Cup, which ended in a 1998 semifinal loss to the host French.

Vukojevic, a former Croatia global, published the video on social media after the match on Saturday in a move which was criticised by Russian politicians.

Neither team came to Russian Federation being heralded as favourites but they have produced performances throughout the competition which have shown they were underestimated by the pundits.

Team mate Mario Mandzukic then struck in the 109th minute to complete their third straight comeback win.

England scored early in its semifinal matchup against Croatia in the 2018 World Cup.

"They'll be the best team we've played in terms of what they're capable of doing with the ball, and what their individuals are capable of, definitely", he said (via Sky Sports). For 70 minutes we battered them.

"I'm hugely proud of what we've done. I really thought we'd see a final though".

The largest travelling support of the tournament so far, estimated before the game to be up to 10,000, were at Russia's biggest stage to witness the national side's failure to reach their first World Cup final in 52 years.

"You've had an incredible #WorldCup, made history, and gave us fans something to believe in".

As some fans sunk to their knees in disappointment, 24-year-old sports coach Jaihon Sedgley said: "I am absolutely gutted but we go again in two years at the next tournament".

Many fans had tears in their eyes and were too upset to talk after the final whistle - but other pockets of the crowd hid their sadness to applaud the Three Lions. "We're not working much now so you can imagine what it will be like if we win".

"I'm not normally a massive football fan, but it brings everybody together", he said.

"It's tough, we're gutted", he said.

"Every time we wear the shirt we want to play well and win". Take this gathering in London's Hyde Park, where thousands came together to watch the game on large public outdoor screens.

"Thanks to the England team, and manager, for giving us this attractive World Cup run", he said.

Dalic's side were clearly exhausted, but they managed to fight on to the end of two hours of gripping football to take the country of just over four million people into the final for the first time.

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