England looked to take the lead on overtime when a John Stones header was headed for the far post, but Vrsaljko anticipated the shot and back-pedaled, heading the ball off the line. We will have some extra motivation because of that, for sure.
"They thought they were already in the final, with all the things uploaded on [social] networks", he said.
Not only did it give England the control they needed in the match but it signalled that Harry Maguire had truly arrived at the World Cup.
With Croatia just one game away from that reality we caught up with the mad Croatian fan from Brazil's capital Brasilia.
The modest nation now has the chance of taking revenge on France after losing 2-1 in Paris when the two nations met in the semi-finals during the 1998 World Cup.
Fear of France hatching a plan to stop Modric: "We are not afraid that they will try to take Modric out of the game because we have other players".
"We have to play as if this were the first game in this tournament".
The group were led out in three batches by a team of 13 worldwide divers flanked by the Thai Navy SEALs, who greeted each successful rescue with a "Hooyah" on their Facebook page.
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England were eventually knocked out of that tournament by Germany on a penalty shootout, Southgate the only man to fail with his spot kick.
The Three Lions fought bravely but came up just short in extra time as Croatia snatched a late victor to book their spot in Sunday's final with France. It's extremely tough on my players.
"We played better than we did against Argentina".
'We showed that we deserved to be in the final and people should respect us.
"Two years ago it was tough", said one of the returnees, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
"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".
Apart from being one of the lowest ranked nation in history to reach the last stage of the global football competition, Croatia has also become the smallest nation in the finals since Uruguay in 1950.
"This victory goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong", the Manchester United midfielder tweeted after Tuesday's 1-0 win.
'My players have played Champions League football and are champions in their countries.