Several hundred fans from Slavonski Brod watched the shootout on big screens in the grounds of Brod Fortress on a bar tab provided by hometown hero - and the team's star striker - Mario Mandzukic. The 26-years-old went off during the seventh minute of their extra-time.
The 2018 World Cup final will be decided when France battles Croatia on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
The French topped Belgium 1-0 in their semifinal matchup on Tuesday to advance to the final and have a shot at winning their second World Cup final (they took the title in 1998).
"We'll be there and it's a once in a lifetime opportunity seeing them in the World Cup".
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Nicknamed "the Fiery Ones", that team has stood as an example to their successors ever since.
Now, finally, there is a team ready to join them in Croatian football's pantheon of heroes. "I think he's given everything for the team and there was a period of the game in the second half where we didn't have that controlled possession".
"When you get to this stage of the competition, the margins are fine. they've taken two of their (chances) and we weren't able to respond". Three times we have come from behind and that is proof of our character, that we do not give up. "If we win I really want to be there, but I just can't afford the prices being quoted. God willing, we will be world champions".
Dalic was only appointed as Croatia coach towards the end of their qualifying campaign, leading them to Russian Federation via a play-off win against Greece.
The Atletico Madrid star picked up an injury during their quarter-finals clash with hosts Russian Federation on Saturday. Now we have a new benchmark, a new level of expectation.
"We deserved to reach the final. He is playing the best football of his life".