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Croatian football fans ecstatic as team advances to World Cup final

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Zagreb, Croatia - July 11, 2018 (No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of Croatian fans singing
2. Various of Croatian fans watching game
3. Various of Croatian fans cheering, celebrating
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Croatian football fan (name not given):
"I'm proud and I can't believe that we are going to be world champions. It's a dream come true for Croatia."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Croatian football fan (name not given):
"I was really, really excited for this game, and I'm really happy that we won from England."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Croatian football fan (name not given):
"We feel amazing. It is unbelievable. This is just amazing."
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Croatian football fan (name not given):
"The best game. The best game of my life. I've seen the best game."
8. Various of fans cheering, celebrating

Storyline


Croatian football fans were ecstatic after their team clinched a place in their first World Cup final, with a 2-1 victory over England by a dramatic extra time goal on Wednesday.

More than 30,000 exhilarated fans gathered at the main square in Zagreb, capital of Croatia. It was the largest gathering of fans in the country, with football fanatics showing up three hours before the event kicked off to ensure themselves a spot.

Quiet fell over Croatia's supporters when England took an early lead, courtesy of a Kieran Trippier free-kick, before Ivan Perisic showed great athleticism to fire in a second-half equalizer. That's when Croatian fans started to dream big again.

The Juventus forward Mario Mandzuki prompted jubilant scenes by Croatian fans by ghosting in behind England's defense and lashing a first-time shot into the net during extra time.

Croatian football fans reveled in the moment, singing, dancing, honking their car horns, and otherwise celebrating their first time reaching the World Cup final.

"I'm proud and I can't believe that we are going to be world champions. It's a dream come true for Croatia," said an excited fan.

"I was really, really excited for this game, and I'm really happy that we won from England," shouted a young lady.

"We feel amazing. It is unbelievable. This is so amazing," said a young man while celebrating with a group of his friends.

"The best game. The best game of my life. I've seen the best game," another fan said.

Croatia will now meet France in the final on Sunday. The Croatian team is already guaranteed their best ever World Cup finish, bettering their third place finish in 1998.


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  • ID : 8085260
  • Published : 2018-07-12 16:40
  • Last Modified : 2018-07-12 16:40:55
  • Location : Zagreb,Croatia
  • Category : sport
  • Duration : 2'36
  • Audio Language : English/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2
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