England cop $70,000 fine after World Cup loss

Heather Diaz
July 13, 2018

We should have killed the game before extra time, but this is an incredible achievement for us, a dream come true.

"Until they scored [the equaliser] we were always under cosh", Kane said.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 11: Jamie Vardy, Dele Alli of England following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. "But when we pressed them it turned out that they haven't". We can hold our heads up high.

At one point you can even see Croatia defender Domagoj Vida pull one of the piled-on photographers up and kiss his forehead while goal-scorer Mandzukic pats him on the back.

Southgate claimed England "broke through barriers" during their World Cup campaign in Russian Federation.

Fan footage has emerged on social media showing England attempting to kick-off and score while Croatian players were off the field celebrating their second goal.

But Croatia summoned the strength to come back in the second half, equalising through Ivan Perisic before Mario Mandzukic got the victor in the 109th minute. He knows what to say at the right time.

Vrsaljko, who plays for Atletico Madrid, had struggled to be ready for the match after playing in two previous extra-time matches, but he found the strength to lift his exhausted, battered team to a comeback win.

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He adds: "Nobody expected us to get this far before the tournament started - I didn't".

"But we handled it well, but unfortunately we conceded at the wrong time, after that I thought we again picked it up again and done well".

Having been knocked out of Euro 2016 by Iceland and failing to win a single match at the 2014 World Cup, optimism was not high heading into Russian Federation.

France coach Didier Deschamps said he was delighted to have the chance to bury the pain of the Euro 2016 final, which his side lost on home soil to Portugal.

With such a youthful squad taking part in Russian Federation, there is clearly a hope that Wednesday's semi-final defeat won't be the last time that this group of players contest the latter stages of a major tournament.

The victory is historic for Croatia, the second smallest nation to make the World Cup final after Uruguay, but it's no fluke. Not only did he equalise with a fearless piece of finishing, he took full advantage of Walker's poor headed clearance to flick a header on for Mandzukic to swoop in and send Croatia to the final.

The Three Lions managed their 1-0 lead for more than an hour of playing time.

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