Croatia defeated England 2-1 on Wednesday evening to book their spot in the final of the 2018 Fifa World Cup.
Mario Mandzukic's 109th minute strike fired Zlatko Dalic's side to the final stage of the tournament after Ivan Perisic cancelled Kierran Trippier's first-half strike for Gareth Southgate's men.
Croatia began their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over the Super Eagles on June 16 and Nigerians are impressed by their group opponents' progress to the final.
My people I remember when the world cup started and Croatia was in our group and am like don't worry Nigeria and Argentina will qualify. See my life now Croatia is in the final.
— 🐾 BREEDER✨ (@Joshflows) July 11, 2018
I hate this ref, I think he actually wants Croatia to win because he was fucking about when Nigeria were playing Croatia as well 😤
— #ThePatronnes (@SPatronne) July 11, 2018
Nna see Croatia 🇭🇷 them put with Nigeria 🇳🇬 wan see finals o 🙆🏾♂️🙆🏾♂️...these guys were just not on our football level 😩😩😩
— Wilt (@Nerollizy) July 11, 2018
We now call on France; defender of the African contingent...
Croatia defeated Nigeria too, what you gon' do, eh?
— Tolu Olasoji (@Tollexrism) July 11, 2018
If Croatia made it to the final, it mean Nigeria could has always been the hardest since 2014. You recalled Argentina in 2014?
— JustMe (@teeboi4all) July 11, 2018
For the love of Africa, don't let the game between you and Croatia get to extra time.
With love from Nigeria#CROENG#Pogba#France
— Raw Sauce 🌶 (@TisraelTiz) July 11, 2018
Let us remember #Croatia was in a difficult Group with..#Iceland#Argentina#Nigeria
So everyone in the group has a reason to rejoice...
— mutheca itu (@gazzel) July 11, 2018
Now makes sense the way Croatia beat Nigeria in that first group game.
— victor okonkwo (@nduokonkwo) July 11, 2018
Croatia pissed me off for beating Nigeria now England. In fact I hate football. 😤
— ifyboy (@ifyboy2fine) July 11, 2018
When Croatia won Nigeria. You all thought it was child’s play
— Investor Kay 💣 (@directorr_k) July 11, 2018