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When heartbroken English fans wake up Thursday morning after a long night of crying into their pints, the most hard part of their grief to digest following the Three Lions' 2-1 extra-time loss to Croatia in the World Cup semifinals Wednesday in Moscow will be the unshakable feeling that England had this one in the bag.

Jordan Henderson has been one of England's best players in Russian Federation, but he was asked to do the job of two men at times.

Tottenham striker Kane started the tournament in impressive form scoring six goals in his first four matches.

Gareth Southgate's young squad gave their all against Croatia, and they were saluted for their efforts by thousands of England fans in Moscow after the final whistle.

Croatia looked vulnerable from set-pieces against Russian Federation, conceding the equaliser in extra-time via a set-play, so this is an area England can exploit.

Saric said that he and his community will celebrate the win with a big barbeque right behind the Fifth Avenue garage at which they all gather to watch the games, the same way they've celebrated every previous victory for Team Croatia this year.

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The Spaniard will face Novak Djokovic in the last four for a chance to meet either John Isner or Kevin Anderson in the final. The fifth seed had led by two sets on Monday but Simon grabbed the third set before fading light ended play.

A World Cup photographer became part of Croatia's celebration. I'd be amazed if he doesn't come out and something emerges about his fitness. They're a likable group with a likable manager, and they can really play.

"Tonight was a wonderful opportunity for us and you can't guarantee those opportunities come again, but we want to be a team who are hitting quarterfinals, semifinals and finals".

Croatia faces France in the World Cup final on Sunday. The players and all of the staff, they have to be proud. "It's more than I ever expected, to be honest, so it's pretty good". They won a knockout game for the first time since 2006.

Lukaku would need a fantastic performance against England in the third-place play-off to nudge Kane off top spot.

Lovren kept golden boot leader Harry Kane quiet and will be hoping to go one better this weekend after losing the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

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