Photographer gets dog-piled as Croatia celebrate winning goal against England

Photographer gets dog-piled as Croatia celebrate winning goal against England

Sam, a local from Southampton said it best: "We are playing very well in this World Cup and although it is going to be hard I am confident that we will reach the final, I have been dreaming all my life with this moment".

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has echoed the claims made by Dejan Lovren and Luka Modric that his side had "extra motivation" to beat England on Wednesday because of disrespect from the English media.

Not only did he equalise with a courageous piece of finishing, he took full advantage of Walker's poor headed clearance to flick a header on for Mandzukic to swoop in and send Croatia to the final.

The Three Lions were knocked out at the semi-finals stage by Croatia after Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor. But the team will be stronger for it.

Kevin Trippier curled in a free kick in the fifth minute.

"It was a matter of time before we would score".

Captain Harry Kane, who leads the race for the tournament's golden boot with six goals, commented on how England have managed to get fans back on their side.

Loud cheers rang out after each goal, fans waved the red, white and blue national flag, and after the final whistle Croatian TV showed wild celebrations breaking out in towns and cities.

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"And like I said, they should be more humble and respect more opponents".

About 10 minutes before Mandzukic scored, defender Sime Vrsaljko headed a shot on target off the goal line to keep the score tied.

"We were planning to leave, but now we have to stay until Monday", said Sinisa Pavlek, a Croatian living in Germany as he emerged from the stadium with a broad smile on his face.

Perisic should have added another when given a great shooting chance but he cannoned the ball against a post as England's defence began to lose shape.

Even before his goal, Mandzukic had spent some minutes on the turf after a collision with England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and an agonising attack of cramp left him once again prone on the pitch in the wake of his decisive strike. And he makes you feel like you're the best player in the world.

Daily Star kept it really short and simple: a photo of Southgate with the caption "You did us proud", while Daily Star went a step ahead to thank the team for the dream.

With Kieran Trippier's goal, England has set the record for the most set-piece goals at world cup since 1966. "Now, we might look back and think "if only". This is an unbelievable achievement for us - it's a dream come true after such a long time.

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