• Croatia's tank far from dry after three extra-time wins

    3 days ago - By LA Times

    Croatia's players should have been tired Wednesday during their World Cup semifinal with England. They had already played two extra-time games in the tournament's knockout stage, winning both in penalty-kick shootouts. No team had ever won three straight overtime games in a World Cup. Until now. ...
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  • England fans plan holidays after World Cup semi-final defeat

    3 days ago - By The Guardian

    Travel firms report increase in bookings as fans look to ease heartbreak with a getaway, and even Croatia is on the agenda
    • Plus: last-minute deals Distraught England fans are consoling themselves following Wednesday's semi-final defeat - by booking an escape. After reports that holiday sales had slumped due to the combination of the heatwave and the World Cup, travel companies are expecting a spike in bookings over the next few days, compared with this time last year. “By midday Thursday, we'd taken more enquiries in half a day than in the previous three and, interestingly, holidays to...
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