England's keeper Jordan Pickford made a brilliant save in stoppage time of the first half of extra time, appearing to injure Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic in the process.
Sam, a local from Southampton said it best: "We are playing very well in this World Cup and although it is going to be hard I am confident that we will reach the final, I have been dreaming all my life with this moment".
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has echoed the claims made by Dejan Lovren and Luka Modric that his side had "extra motivation" to beat England on Wednesday because of disrespect from the English media.
Federation Internationale de Football Association announced on Thursday there had been no positive drugs tests during the World Cup - again. The injuries started to pile up, legs looked gassed and the opportunity to seal it became reality for Mandzukic, who sneaked behind the back of England defender John Stones to score the victor.
"Finals have to be won because we have still not got over the one we lost two years ago", he said.
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"I'm sure this World Cup is ours", Robin from Cambridge says whilst her friends lavish praise on Harry Kane.
On a similar note, the Atletico Madrid full-back, Šime Vrsaljko, was critical of England's approach to the game.
Harry Kane looks set to claim the Golden Boot as the World Cup's leading scorer, but the Tottenham star rarely looked like adding to his six goals against Croatia.
England had got off to a flying start when Trippier curled a superb free kick into the top corner in the opening minutes. 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. "The reaction from the fans at the end shows you everything they've given", he said.
Despite the disappointment that comes with defeat, the supporters are proud of the team. But we are also strong and we will give everything, leave our hearts and souls on the pitch, as in every game.
"The honest thing is it´s not a game any team wants to play", Southgate admitted.
But Ivan Perisic's strike in the 68th-minute forced the match into extra-time.