Croatia has never advanced to the championship match.
UPDATE: July 11, 2018, 4:39 p.m. EDT It's ultimately heartbreak for England, who lost 2-1, so here's hoping for more beers to drown the sorrows.
He said: '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.
The Three Lions, with an average age of just over 26 making them the third youngest at the tournament, fell to a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat after extra time following a goal by Mario Mandzukic. "We will see after this practice session", he said.
"He's captained the team brilliantly throughout this tournament and I can't ask more of him as a captain or as a man over the last three weeks".
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Vida had on Sunday said that the "glory to Ukraine" video he posted after his team beat Russian Federation on penalties in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday night was not a political message.
A packed stadium provided an intense World Cup atmosphere for the game, after thousands of England and Croatia fans had flown into the Russian capital.
Croatia fans in Zagreb react to key match moments in the World Cup semifinal win over England. We've played five hard games and they've taken their toll. Look at the other teams they'll be up against.
He described France as a "top-drawer team with fantastic players", but his own side have earned their place in the final, their victory over England coming after they earlier destroyed Lionel Messi and Argentina with a 3-0 win in the group stage. "I'll go even if England don't make it, the atmosphere will be great". Katie - also referred to as Kate - has been supporting the footballer from back home in the United Kingdom since she is due to give birth to the couple's second child any day.
The game will kick off in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, before Croatia play France in the final in Moscow on Sunday.