Twitter reacts to Croatia crushing England's SWC dreams

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The score was tied 1-1 in the 109th minute when the burly striker latched onto a ball from Ivan Perisic and burst into the six-yard box to lash a shot past England keeper Jordan Pickford, breaking English hearts and sending the Croatian team and its fans into ecstasy.

Mario Mandzukic scores the extra-time victor in the 109th minute to break English hearts.

An early goal was not enough to stop Croatia from eliminating England's dream of reaching the final of the World Cup for the first time since 1966.

"All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying 'OK, today we will see who will be exhausted.' As I said, they should be more humble, and respect opponents more".

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The Croatian centre back was filmed saying "glory to Ukraine" and "burn Belgrade" in the wake of his team's victory over Russian Federation in the quarter-finals.

England captain Harry Kane was heartbroken after the loss but admitted that England had paid the price for being too passive in the second half after a bright opening 40 minutes. They became the aggressors, pushing the attack and threatening several times when England's defense seemed to relax.

It was never going to happen, of course, as the ecstasy of taking a tiny nation to the final of the World Cup for the first time needed to be worked through with the people that provided the players with support and inspiration. Croatia played three straight extra-time matches - two ended in penalty kicks. We are probably beyond where we thought we might be able to go.

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England are out of the World Cup and Roy Keane is reminding everyone when they should be happy. Although he scarcely shirked mentioning his bemusement with English "expertise" when it came to football, any slight may be forgiven on what was the biggest of nights for Croatian football. When you have spells, you have to make them count.

"But when you´ve got to this point, and we´ve played as well as we have, you want to take those opportunities in life".

"There was a spell in the second half when they got the goal and their tails were really up and we had to weather the storm and lost our way a little bit".

"We should be proud and hold our heads up high because we've come a long way from two years ago". I'm sure we will look back at stuff we could have done better, but it hurts.

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