Croatian president flies economy class to Russian Federation to cheer World Cup team

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To their credit, they didn't give up and an equaliser deep in the second half of extra time reignited their hopes of a last four spot.

According to Croatian website Vercenji List, however, the player trained with the rest of the squad on Tuesday and could be ready to play against England this week.

He nailed the semi-finals.

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Revisiting his predictions ahead of the upcoming England vs. Croatia semi-final in Moscow, Neville allowed himself a pat on his own back before he urged England supporters to get behind Gareth Southgate's team.

Russian Federation were the lowest-ranked team entering the tournament and many in the sceptical media thought they would be lucky to win a game. He congratulated us on a very good game.

"He is a fantastic player who can create magical moments and I think he has been one of the outstanding performers so far in this World Cup".

"I believe that the keyword is how we leave - it's better to leave when you feel pride", Cherchesov told reporters.

"I would give Luka three votes if I could", said Suker, who played for Sevilla, Real Madrid, Arsenal, West Ham and 1860 Munich during his career, and is now his country's football supremo, after Modric helped Croatia beat Russian Federation on penalties in the quarter-finals.

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'We do not want to stop, we will try to play our best game. I asked him and he said he was OK, it did not affect him much.

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"He has minor issues, but we have a huge game tomorrow".

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren stated during the World Cup group stage that Modric may have won it already if he was from a bigger country.

Fans who had been dancing in the streets after a heart-pounding shootout win over 2010 champions Spain in the last 16 last Sunday were gloomy but grateful. They can hold their heads high and be proud of a run no one had expected of them.

"I plan to receive a coaching licence in December". "We made lots of changes to help us be successful and seeing the younger teams win has been hugely rewarding".

Going past Croatia and beyond, though, would be the greatest reward.

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