Croatia final confirms Europe's World Cup dominance

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Croatia have gone to extra-time in all three of their knockout matches, triumphing on penalties against Denmark and hosts Russian Federation before edging past England 2-1 in the semi-final.

"It goes to show we're deserved finalists, we want to show the world we play as one and we'll leave everything on the pitch".

Kane has six goals, despite sitting out England's final group game, a 1-0 loss to Belgium.

Asked whether he feared that this run to the last four in Russian Federation could turn out to be the peak for his team, Southgate said: "None of us know if that's as good as it gets".

England manager Gareth Southgate says he hopes to make "as few changes as possible" for tomorrow's World Cup third-place playoff against Belgium. Surprisingly, they looked like they were playing their first game.

You have to cope with expectation if you want to play for England. Everyone wants to play.

"For me Nole is a fantastic athlete but even more a fantastic person. So, we'll try and get the team that is best able to do the job".

Martinez switched nine players and Southgate brought in eight, a decision he described as a "no brainer" in the circumstances. "There's a culture that exists now that when we come together, we expect every new player to follow".

"We were motivated irrespective of that".

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Here's one reason Catholics in the USA might be rooting for the small Central European country: Croatia is a deeply Catholic country, and the coach of its national team, Zlatko Dalic, is a man of honest faith.

"When I was a player I had a very simplistic mindset".

Southgate said: "We have a captain whose first thought all tournament has been how can he help the team to progress. It would be more powerful for him to win the Golden Boot having made that sacrifice".

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Asked about his in-game chatter with VIP guests, Infantino said: "When we are here we don't speak about politics, we speak about football".

"They've got to know the players a little bit better and realised the perception is different from the reality".

Wednesday's audience peaked between 21:30-21:35 BST as England tried to find an equaliser at the end of extra time in the semi-final against Croatia.

Croatia's path to the World Cup final has not been easy with the team needing to dig deep to overcome gritty opponents in each of its three knockout games. "It's the same as if you're at a big club".

"We all feel the pain of the defeat".

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