Trump, May get Croatian jerseys ahead of England SWC semi final

Elena Summers
July 16, 2018

Croatia also have a score to settle with France as the 1998 winners were the ones who knocked them out of the Semi-Finals back then.

Soon after the second half, Croatia was trying hard since long to score one soon while England were happy so sit back and defend. A Croatian soccer official will be allowed to watch the team's World Cup semifinal match from a VIP section despite being convicted last month in a corruption case linked to the transfer of captain Luka Modric.

(Luka) Modric and (Ivan) Rakitic pressed their backline and we had the ball possession.

Croatia has booked their first ever final berth against France on Sunday after registering a 2-1 win over England in extra time, in what was a fiercely contested encounter in Moscow.

"It was a very hard game for us", said man of the match Ivan Perisic, who cancelled out Kieran Trippier's early goal with a fine effort of his own.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovi the president of Croatia has won many hearts during this World Cup season.

World media is passionately writing about Croatia - especially in England, since these two nations are going to meet in semi-finals on Wednesday.

"We showed that we were the better team in all segments of the game.

We were like lions out there tonight and we will be the same in the final".

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. He was also a key factor in Madrid's third consecutive Champions League victory in May and has slowly cemented himself as the best midfielder in the world in recent years. She even made a surprise entry into the locker room, congratulated and hugged the players after their big win.

"They are very pleased to get there - I think that is the right approach".

"Mentally strong team", Rakatic said.

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