Trump, May get Croatian jerseys ahead of England World Cup semi-final

Trump, May get Croatian jerseys ahead of England World Cup semi-final

Trump, May get Croatian jerseys ahead of England World Cup semi-final

Before home fans, Russian Federation beat Spain 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in their round of 16 match played a week ago at Luzhniki Stadium, goalkeeper and captain Igor Akinfeev becoming the hero of local fans by saving two penalties to take his team to the quarter-finals.

Vida's 101st-minute header saw Croatia go in front but Manuel Fernandes replied and the quarter-final went to penalties with Barcelona midfielder Rakitic netting the winning spot-kick in a 4-3 shootout victory.

Good news for Croatian fans as right-back Sime Vrsaljko, who was forced off with a knee injury during Croatia's quarter-final win over Denmark, is fit and will take his place in the starting line-up.

Nicknamed "the Fiery Ones", that team has stood as an example to their successors ever since. "At this point we are enjoying what is happening".

The victor of the encounter will face either France or Belgium in the World Cup final.

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Incredible scenes have filled the town centre after the team progressed through the competition reaching the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years.

The coach of the 1998 side, Jaroslav Ciro Blazevic, said for a long time he did not want any other team to match his players' achievements.

"I am very close to him at Liverpool and wish him all the best - but, like I say, hopefully that journey for him ends tomorrow".

HNS also said that Vukojevic and Vida apologised for their statements, saying they were not meant to be political messages but "unfortunately left room for such interpretations".

Luka Modric's supreme season for club and country means he should win the Ballon d'Or, according to Croatia legend Davor Suker.

"Those emotions are what drive us, that is our petrol and how we have come back to a semi-final after 20 years".

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"We have nice memories from France, our players did a great job. We have been waiting for a number of years to do something great with Croatia", Mandzukic told a press conference.

England have one of the most underrated team in the country's recent history, and have yet managed to outdo all the illustrious heroes of the past twenty years.

"We respect everyone - England, Belgium, France". The whole squad, even people who aren't here that have chipped in for us to be in this situation now.

Grabar-Kitarović's Facebook page is a mix of photos and videos of her sporting Croatia jerseys, celebrating in the team's locker room at the games in Russian Federation and her performing her duties as the country's president. These games will decide the final winners.

"We are concentrating on what's going on now".

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