"This is a miracle".
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Croatia were stunned early in the match when Kieran Trippier gave England a lead after just five minutes with a wonderfully taken free kick.
He added: "Let me tell you, whether we win or lose the game, my life will not change", he said. "We started slowly today but we showed our character and again came from a goal behind just like we did in the previous knockout rounds". "We didn't use to be that resilient".
England's players responded to a standing ovation from those supporters but there was no disguising the pain - or Southgate's determination to remind them of what they have achieved at this World Cup in Russian Federation.
"Twenty years ago I was back at home in my hometown and I rooted for Croatia wearing the Croatia jersey".
While Belgium beat favourites Brazil only to be unseated by France in the semi-final, England's opponents were Colombia, Sweden and Croatia - not easy but unquestionably more manageable.
Croatia looked vulnerable from set-pieces against Russian Federation, conceding the equaliser in extra-time via a set-play, so this is an area England can exploit. And Dalic says their story has yet to end.
"Heroes" There's plenty of sympathy in defeat from The Mirror, which offsets the image of Jamie Vardy and Dele Alli crouched on the turf at the final whistle with the message, "We're proud of you all". "They played well and made it difficult for us.it's hard to put your finger of it". We haven't said our last word, there is still one more game to go.
"God willing, we will be world champions".