Croatia Advances For The First Time Ever

Croatia has advanced to its first World Cup with a 2-1 extra-time win over England. 

About 250 people packed the Manchester English Pub in downtown Windsor where chantswere strong until the game moved into stoppage time while Croatia was in the lead.


Disappointed England fans at the Manchester Pub in Windsor after Croatia defeats England 2-1 in the World Cup Semi-Final, July 11, 2018 (Photo by AM800's Kristylee Varley)

As soon as the match ended, fans started pouring out onto the streets, many saying they are disappointed but already looking ahead to World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Croatia will face Franch in Sunday's final — France, which won its only title at home in 1998, will have an extra day of rest after beating Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.


— with files from The Canadian Press