Candid shots from the photographer caught under the Croatian victory pile

Olivier Giroud France World Cup

Olivier Giroud France World Cup

If a player has played multiple positions, then he is placed in the one he's played the most minutes in.

As the Croatian side celebrated the monumental goal, they moved towards an area of the sideline that did not have a barrier between the field and the photographers covering the game.

But Pogba has enjoyed an impressive World Cup for France and excelled against Belgium in Tuesday's 1-0 semi-final win, a performance that earned him high praise from his coach Didier Deschamps and compatriot Arsene Wenger, the former Arsenal manager. These Lions have more technical ability and less ego than any English team in memory, and that includes the side that lost a semi on penalties to West Germany in 1990.

"We're absolutely gutted but I think we have to take it on the chin".

An early goal from Kieran Trippier looked to have England on their way to a first World Cup final since 1966, but Ivan Perisic headed home in the second half to force extra time, where Mario Mandzukic scored from an England defensive miscue to send Croatia to their first-ever final.

But the third-place match can hold some surprises: The record for the fastest goal in World Cup history still belongs to Turkey's Hakan Sukur, who buried one 11 seconds into the third-place game against South Korea in 2002. It's always there every time we wear the shirt of our national team, we want to play with pride, we want to play well and win.

Croatia search for missing sparks ahead of England clash
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is excited to see playing at his best for the Vatreni in his last appearance at the FIFA World Cup . The legend believes that Croatia is building on something new and a great team for the future.

Asked what Macron said, Mbappe replied: "President Macron said that he would see us in the semifinals, and that he was going to come back to see us with the World Cup". "We are not. There is still a chance to exhaust ourselves".

"Now we have a new benchmark, a new level of expectation. Now I want to go and see what's going on in Russian Federation", said one fan, Michael Roberts, 27, as he waited for his flight.

"We know what it takes and in such moments you forget any fatigue you may feel", said the 29-year-old Liverpool player. "We felt we were good enough but have fallen just a bit short".

"But I've said all along we're not ideal, we're not the finished article".

"Against the very best teams, we've not managed to get the wins". There's a lot we could have done better, but they played well.

Croatian players competed for Yugoslavia between 1945 and 1990 and the modern Croatian FA was not recognised by Federation Internationale de Football Association and UEFA until 1993.

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