Argentina's Pitana to referee World Cup final

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Croatia, on the other hand, have made their first ever final since their existence as a nation and coach Zlatko Dalic will be hoping to go one step further and win it, having eclipsed the team's best ever World Cup record. The two teams played in the final group stage match with reserves, with Belgium winning 1-0 and earning placement into the tougher side of the knockout bracket as a result.

Her spokeswoman said: "We would certainly like to host a reception for the England football team, who did so well in Russian Federation, and that is something that we are going to talk to the FA about".

Following England's semi-final exit at the World Cup in Russian Federation, former England global striker Alan Shearer has today said that the Third Place match is "utter stupidity". Three games an the U-17 World Cup in 2013 preceded a call-up the following year for the World Cup in Brazil, where Pitana supervised four fixtures, including France v Germany in the quarter-finals.

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"But, blimey, we've come through so many important ones and, as I say, I'm really, really very proud of what they've done". He said the players were "absolutely gutted" but the fans' reaction in the stadium after the game showed what they had achieved.

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"Semi-finals, they've done what they had to do, they took us to the semi-finals".

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"It's been great to get to this stage but we wanted to go on and win it".

"The aim now is not to have to wait another 20 odd years to get in another big semi-final", said the tournament's top scorer.

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