Croatian and English fans react to the FWC semi

And brother Laurence, who himself plays football for Chesterfield, posted: "World Cup semi final day, good luck @harrymaguire93".

GARETH SOUTHGATE admitted England's semi-final defeat last night left him feeling both pain and pride.

"After 1998 [when Croatia lost to France in the semifinals], this is the best team for Croatia at a World Cup, and I believe they will win in the final".

Mark and other local residents then chose to put the flags back up, but expanded the area they were decorating, onto other streets as well.

Stan Chattersley, who has lived in Bournemouth for 15 years, admitted he would not be supporting England.

"There's a lot we could have done better, but they played well and they made it hard for us".

"What more could we ask for?"

Didier Deschamps has one of the strongest squads in the tournament, and it's hard to find a weakness in his team.

A first World Cup final since 1966 and a showdown with France agonisingly slipped away. Not what's happened in the past. We're gutted, we've worked so hard and the fans were unbelievable.

Neither team came to Russian Federation being heralded as favourites but they have produced performances throughout the competition which have shown they were underestimated by the pundits.

Most residents are confident that the Three Lions will beat Croatia and move one step closer to a shot at silverware.

In their quarter-final clash with Russia, the Croats showed a different side, being willing to slug it out with the Russians for 120 minutes before keeping their cool and winning the shootout in such a partisan atmosphere. Many of these players have come of age on an global stage.

Croatia, who have reached the final for the first time in their history, will play France on Sunday. In comparison, Croatia's average is more than 29, and some of their top players are past 30, like 32-year-old Luka Modric, 30-year-old Ivan Rakitic, and Mario Mandzukic (32).

There's a lot we could have done better.

He has, however, noted the set-piece threat posed by Gareth Southgate's men. But when you've got to this point and played as well as we have. you want to take these opportunities in life. "Everyone was nervous, but when they got a second goal, everyone took so much confidence, everyone was up in the air, the club was full, there was a great atmostphere".

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