Croatia beat England 2-1 in extra time in their semi-final match, with striker Mario Mandzukic scoring the game-winning goal in the 109th minute, and will now face France in their first-ever World Cup final on Sunday.

"Our hardest game was the round of 16 [against Denmark]. Ahead of that game, I said that all nine points in the group stage wouldn't mean anything if we lost. Now there's no pressure now and I will not put any pressure on my players either. The whole world will be watching this match. We shouldn't get stuck on anything," Dalic told journalists.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until Sunday, with the final set to be held at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.