Birmingham man living in Croatia in 'win-win situation'

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"We were together. You were the 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th player", he said and promised that the team would demonstrate better results at the next World Cup in Qatar, although it would be hard without such support.

Thousands had gathered in the country's capital Zagreb to cheer on their heroes and, after 120 agonizing minutes, they were not disappointed.

But there were stunned reactions as Croatia scored the equaliser through Ivan Perisic.

The game, which takes place at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, will be aired on ITV at 7pm.

"We have already accomplished something but this team can do more", he said.

The World Cup in Russian Federation has thrown up some stunning twists, turns and shocks, so it's perhaps fitting that its final game will feature the smallest nation to appear in the last stage of the tournament since 1950. But you have a great team and it will be a really hard game.

We're tired but there can be no excuses: we've got to the semi-final, we're here to enjoy ourselves and give our all, we do not want to say we're worn out or exhausted.

"We played twice for 120 minutes in six days and spent tremendously, physically and mentally", he said.

Fans tell me they are quite nervous, though England is leading with a goal.

Roger Federer, Serena Williams in Wimbledon masterclass as Caroline Wozniacki crashes
Agassi, a victor of eight grand slam titles in a stellar career, is at a loss to explain Federer's incredible achievements. Del Potro was leading 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7 when his tie with Simon was halted for the night due to darkness.

England's influx comes amid political turmoil at home over Britain's exit from the European Union, and as British police linked the death of a British woman to the poisonings of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March.

For England, it was another tale of footballing hope which ended with despair.

England supporters celebrate their side's opening goal of the semifinal in South London.

On the country's south coast, a big screen had been set up on the pebbled beach as fans gathered nervously. Doncaster Council, in the north of England, even hoisted a waistcoat on its flagpole and the Sun newspaper called on fans to wear one on #WaistcoatWednesday.

But, as is always the case supporting England, it was far from plain sailing.

In the shootout, Mateo Kovacic missed his kick for Croatia, but two misses by Russia's Fedor Smolov and Fernandes handed The Blazers passage to the semis where England await.

Hyde Park, previously a scene of jubilation, fell completely silent.

Ending the tweet with a W, he wrote: "I know how disappointed @england must feel right now but I couldn't be more proud of this team and you should hold your heads high".

British prime minister, Theresa May, offered her condolences. We have to enjoy the moment, then tomorrow we prepare for England, we have one day less for preparation.

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