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The agony of World Cup loss

England fan looks dejected after the match. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Faces of World Cup defeat: England reacts to heartbreaking loss

In the beginning, it was quintessential England. In the end, it was quintessential Mario Mandzukic; it is the end of England’s magical World Cup run; and it is the continuation of Croatia’s.

Croatia, a country of just over 4 million people, advanced to its first-ever World Cup final with a dramatic 2-1 extra-time victory over the English on Wednesday.

Henry Bushnell