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Croatian ‘miracle’ down to team work and unity, says Dalic

MOSCOW: Croatia’s fairytale run to the World Cup final is a footballing “miracle” built on a foundation of teamwork and unity which has seen them outlast sides reliant on brilliant individual talent, coach Zlatko Dalic said on Thursday. Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over England in Moscow sent the Croatians into Sunday’s final against France, a third straight knockout match in which they had been forced to play extra time. The mental resilience necessary to come through such tests was the result of the emphasis on playing as…