Comeback kings Croatia have unfinished business at the World Cup

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       Steven Gerrard says England will never have a better chance to reach a World Cup final

Croatia advanced to its first World Cup final with a 2-1 extra-time win over England on July 11.

Dalic was full of praise for the Barcelona midfielder, saying Rakitic was in career-best form heading into a last-four clash with England on Wednesday.

Croatia and France. A team of "hardened warriors", in the words of England's coach, against a scintillating young French side, destined to meet in the final of a World Cup that has utterly refused to follow any script.

"They are really good at set-pieces and their tall players are risky at corners. Something had to change to get the results", Dalic said. I wish him the best, but not so much when he plays against Real Madrid.

"We took the hard route, we were unlucky in previous major tournaments, particularly at Euros, but now we are collecting those debts at the World Cup this year".

Croatia has a veteran roster that has been stretched to the limit but continues to win in Russian Federation.

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"Modric would probably be getting more attention than he is right now if he was a German or Spanish player".

"We are deservedly in the final", he said. All football lovers know Modric is an incredible player.

The Liverpool centre-back also believes he should be considered one of the world's best defenders. Or will Croatia put an end to the choruses of Football's Coming Home ringing out around the country? - the author of the article wonders. "We've made several pieces of history", Southgate said, urging his squad to keep up the level of play they have shown so far. "The most important for me is my team winning the World Cup".

"In the second half and in extra time we dominated, we should have finished the job before penalties, but maybe it's written in the stars that we have to go through the extra drama", he added.

"Nobody wanted to give in when I was preparing the first XI, nobody wanted to say I was not ready in extra time, no one wanted to be subbed and this shows character and what makes me proud".

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