What could Gareth Southgate have done differently against Croatia?

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The Europeans were classy in the group stages as they topped their group, before scraping past Denmark and Russian Federation on their path to the semi-finals.

But Zlatko Dalić's side fought back through Ivan Perisic, before Mario Mandzukic netted the victor in extra-time.

Defender Sime Vrsaljko kept the score even in extra time by heading a shot off the goal line about 10 minutes before Mandzukic scored for Croatia, which is the first team in 28 years to come from behind to win a World Cup semifinal match.

Having gone into extra time and penalties in their previous two games ahead of Wednesday's semi-final, Modric said there was an assumption that the Croatian team would be exhausted, giving England the advantage.

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"They thought they were already in the final, with all the things uploaded on [social] networks", he said. "They played well and made it difficult for us.it's hard to put your finger of it". And England simply trailed off in the second half when it had just 30 per cent of the ball while Croatia cranked up their game.

In the aftermath of England's elimination in the semi-final, there will be some that might point to Sterling's lack of goals and single assist as a sign of under-performance.

Rakitic also revealed how he battled through illness in order to play in Wednesday night's game.

"Last night I had a fever, nearly 39C", he revealed in a post-match interview.

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Now with my national team we are in the final. "There is too much about me but, whatever, this is what gets me more motivated to work harder and prove everyone wrong".

Vrsaljko, who plays for Atletico Madrid, had struggled to be ready for the match after playing in two previous extra-time matches, but he found the strength to lift his exhausted, battered team to a comeback win. "I would play a final without a leg if necessary". I can not talk about the rest. "This is what they have accepted", he said, per Goal. The team will be stronger [in defeat].

And another said: "I've not cried for a team for many years, lots of tears tonight". However, we showed again that we are not exhausted, we dominated the game physically, mentally, in all aspects.

Suddenly the massed ranks of red-and-white-clad Croatia fans behind Pickford's goal started to believe and shortly afterwards Perisic hit the post but England somehow clung on to take the game into extra-time. What a credit to a nation of four million of people that they keep producing top quality footballers.

"The gaffer had a little word and said we should all be proud of ourselves".

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