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Sport Croatia star's parting shot at England

11:56  12 july  2018
11:56  12 july  2018 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

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Croatia star Luka Modric has sent England out with a parting shot , revealing his side had drawn added motivation from a perceived lack of respect in the build up to their World Cup semi-final. After going behind to a brilliant early goal from Kieran Trippier, Croatia fought back hard before finally

Croatia star Luka Modric has despatched England out with a parting shot , revealing his aspect had drawn added motivation from a perceived lack of respect within the construct up to their World Cup semi-final. After going behind to an excellent early objective from Kieran Trippier, Croatia fought

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Croatia star Luka Modric has sent England out with a parting shot, revealing his side had drawn added motivation from a perceived lack of respect in the build up to their World Cup semi-final.

After going behind to a brilliant early goal from Kieran Trippier, Croatia fought back hard before finally striking the killer blow in the second half of extra time.

It was a comeback that made several English pundits eat humble pie after making predictions that Croatia would tire and wilt late in the contest following two gruelling knockout games in a row.

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Croatia sensationally cemented their first-ever World Cup final with a dramatic 2-1 extra time win over a Croatia on the other hand sensed blood. Perisic made space for the shot form wide on the For England , football is not coming home, but their fearless young side made sure a part of it was briefly

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a group of football players on a field: Mandzukic pounces on stray header © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Mandzukic pounces on stray header Modric claimed those predictions had stung his side into action.

"Their journalists and pundits on television were talking prior to this match about us being tired, being the walking dead," he told beIN SPORTS .

"Those words from them gave us even more eagerness to prove them wrong. They should be more humble and respectful.

"When you play a semi-final, it is impossible to be tired. You know how much is at stake. We showed that.

"Apart from against Argentina, that was our best game."

a man with a football ball: Perisic turns it home © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Perisic turns it home Modric was arguably the player of the match, with the 32-year-old Real Madrid dynamo the heartbeat of Croatia's second half comeback.

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Luka Modric has issued a withering rebuke to England after his side' s 2-1 victory over The Three Lions in the World Cup semi-finals.

Now one of his country's finest ever players has the chance to deliver its first World Cup trophy when Croatia meets France in what promises to be a scintillating final.

"It means everything. It's a dream come true for us, and all of Croatia," he said.

"No-one gave us a chance before this World Cup, but with our quality, desire, togetherness and fighting spirit we have shown throughout the tournament, we are in the final.

"I think we deserve to be there. From the first goal (England) scored at the beginning, we dominated the game completely.

"We were much better technically and physically than England."

a man with a football ball: Croatia has made history after beating England in a thrilling match to set up a showdown with France in the final of the World Cup. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Croatia has made history after beating England in a thrilling match to set up a showdown with France in the final of the World Cup.

Fan puts $100,000 on France to win World Cup .
The bet would return a profit of $90,000.The TAB tweeted this evening that they'd taken a $100,000 (NZD) bet for France to beat Croatia within 90 minutes.

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