Croatia’s World Cup coach always carries his rosary with him

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Meanwhile, Croatia, who dashed England's hopes of a World Cup final spot, are the "dark horse", the research found, while "dominate" and "impress" were also frequently used in connection with the team.

"I can be very happy with my life", Dalic said, adding that "without strong faith and that motivation, it would be very hard to achieve it".

Gareth Southgate's England team were hailed as heroes by British media, who acclaimed their achievement rather than dwelled on disappointment after their heart-breaking World Cup exit on Wednesday.

Fans stationed behind the goal roared as a young boy wearing the Peresic name ran a scintillating line from nearly halfway to score in a packed away net.

The Everton man is battling it out with Hugo Lloris, Thibaut Courtois and Danijel Subasic for the title of the World Cup's top goalkeeper. There was no animosity at the final whistle and instead thousands of our fans wanted to thank the players for what they have done for everyone over the past month.

England defender Kyle Walker is finding meaning in the game no-one wants to play.

Even if the result is quickly forgotten by the fans, it will be remembered in English Premier League locker rooms.

The skipper said detractors "should be more humble" and show greater respect after his side's 2-1 extra-time win shattered England's dreams of glory in Russian Federation. "We've all grown up watching England and to represent your country at a semi-final of a World Cup, there's no better feeling".

England are heading home, or at least they will after Saturday's third/fourth place play-off against Belgium, which is a complete and utter waste of time.

This time around, we could see the stars play, or we could see some more reserves to get some guys some minutes, and that makes picking here hard.

"We are in the final. We felt we were good enough but have fallen just a bit short". What more could we ask for?

"Beforehand, I don't think they were expecting too much from us".

The Three Lions' failure to reach their first World Cup final in 52 years was greeted with desolation in the stadium in Moscow.

"But we do it for ourselves as well".

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