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England, aiming for a first World Cup final since 1966, took an early lead against Croatia thanks to Kieran Trippier's free kick, but despite dominating the first half, they unravelled in the second.

Croatia could hardly believe it after Mario Mandzukic found the back of the net in extra time to defeat England in the Fifa World Cup semifinals.

Fan footage has emerged on social media showing England attempting to kick-off and score while Croatian players were off the field celebrating their second goal.

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"But we handled it well, but unfortunately we conceded at the wrong time, after that I thought we again picked it up again and done well".

With his first worldwide goal, just over a year after his England debut, the 27-year-old Trippier joined David Beckham as the only English players since 1966 to score on free kicks at the World Cup. Croatia's dream continues into Sunday's final against France.

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"I think in the first half we were really good and maybe we could have got another goal", Southgate told ITV.

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'It's time to hold our heads high as a nation and be proud of each other.

Right now, individual awards may mean little to Kane - but his manager, England boss Gareth Southgate, believes the entire team can feel proud of what they accomplished in Russian Federation. The 2018 vintage will get their chance to avenge that loss but they had been pushed to the limit with all three of their knockout games going into extra-time.

"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".

Before that, England will face Belgium on Saturday to determine who will finish in third place in the tournament.

The win sent tens of thousands of French people pouring onto the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris in scenes of joy last seen when France won the World Cup two decades ago.

It also meant that England, for all their controlling play and short passes in midfield, had the option of whipping the ball into the corners for Sterling to chase after.

The Barcelona midfielder was not impressed with England fans" constant uttering of the words "it's coming home', and he gave them a message after Croatia sealed their progression through to the final.

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