His last World Cup, says Dalic

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We achieved success as a compact team who do not give in, who work for one another and this is maybe one of the best periods for Luka. Before the tournament started, there were doubts over us.

When Croatia scored the goal that took them into the World Cup final on Wednesday, an AFP photographer unwittingly became part of the celebrations as he was buried under a pile of joyous players.

"Even when things don't exactly go Les Bleus' way, these young hardworking players get impressive results", Marcus said in Tuesday's edition of "The Banter."

The fact remains, though, that on Sunday they will play the biggest match of their lives against a France side bursting with youth and vigour that has had a day more rest and played the equivalent of a match fewer over the knockout rounds. Three times now we've been a goal down and have come back, and that really says a lot about our team spirit.

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'There are two teams and one cup.

He has since rediscovered some of his best form in Ligue 1 and made his return to the Italy national team for the first time since 2014, scoring in a friendly against Saudi Arabia in May.

As the Croatian side celebrated the monumental goal, they moved towards an area of the sideline that did not have a barrier between the field and the photographers covering the game.

Conventional wisdom holds that Belgium and England will send out the second string again, play a minimum of defense and try to avoid getting any of their high-priced players hurt right before their club seasons begin.

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"I was 18 years old in 1998, it was one of the most lovely nights of my life".

"It should be great final", he added. To represent your country, I can't tell you how proud I am to share the dressing room with those players. They have played 90 minutes more than us - I don't know if it's a disadvantage for them or if they're going to want to show that they want to win even more.

"Rakitic is excellent technically", said Umtiti. He plays so well with Modric in midfield.

"Some players played with minor injuries with which they would not have played some other games". They worked in '98 and we worked today, we reached out target to get to the final.

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