Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Croatia fans scramble to Moscow for historic World Cup semi

Croatia fans scramble to Moscow for historic World Cup semi

Croatia's Luka Modric, top, celebrates with Dejan Lovren after winning the quarter-final match between Russian Federation and Croatia at the 2018 World Cup on July 7, 2018.

"Those memories are painful and the players realise this is their time", said Bilic.

Beers went flying and fans went insane as Maguire, who grew up in Mosborough, powered a header into the corner of the Swedish net on the half hour to help the Three Lions secure their first semi-final since 1990.

"It's been a fantastic World Cup, of course it's always better for us because we've won some games".

Southgate's England take on Croatia in the semi-final in Moscow, having beaten Sweden 2-0 in the last eight in Samara.

This means you won't be able to pop into either store to impulse purchase some special buys, because both stores have promised staff they can go home at 3pm because "it's coming home". "There were so many big-quality teams and they are home by now".

Asked how he would avoid the song, Southgate added: "I would just walk out of the room, it is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time but involved some hard moments as well".

They would have had a tough time watching this tournament as previous champions and highly-fancied sides like Brazil, Germany and Spain have all been eliminated.

Paul the psychic octopus famously predicted the outcome of several games at the 2010 World Cup. "It's not something you need to travel to Belgium to realise", he said. Both of these countries have needed luck on their side to get to this point, with England needing penalties to get past Colombia, and Croatia prevailing twice in shootouts - against Denmark and Russian Federation.

Insp Phil Grimwade said: "The vast majority of people enjoyed Saturday's celebrations safely and these incidents in the city related to a small minority of people who took things too far". Team official and former worldwide Ognjen Vukojevic was expelled from the delegation for making a pro-Ukraine video with defender Domagoj Vida.

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