Mario Mandžukić, Ivan Perišić, and coach Zlatko Dalić star in the film England Has Fallen, which was released on July 11, 2018.
Mario Mandzukic scored the game-winning goal for Croatia in the 109th minute, and while the team was celebrating, England tried to pull a fast one and score with Croatia's outfield players all off the pitch behind the English end line. That is some way to open your account in the tournament!
It also meant that England, for all their controlling play and short passes in midfield, had the option of whipping the ball into the corners for Sterling to chase after.
I honestly though they game would be over at half-time after Kieran Trippier's nicely-shaped free-kick gave England a ideal start.
The party spilled out into the street after the game wrapped up, where some fans lit off red, white and blue smoke flares as they sang popular chants.
The Croatian Football Federation are still to serve the second game of a two-match punishment imposed by UEFA in 2015.
But Southgate is convinced England can become even stronger if they take a leaf out of the book of Germany.
But he is yet to fully convince and win the trust of everyone, and is still susceptible to occasional errors, highlighted by his stray pass that allowed Russian Federation a chance to go clear on goal in the closing minutes of the quarter-final.
Perisic should have added another three minutes later when ragged defending presented him with a great shooting chance but he cannoned the ball against a post.
"I can't ask any more", England manager Gareth Southgate said of his team.
For the entirety of the first half of the season Liverpool's defence was poor and it seemed a lot of the blame was being attributed to Lovren and when the defence improved it was seemingly nothing to do with the Croatian getting better and just Virgil van Dijk being signed.
Kieran Trippier's opening goal gave England a glamour of hope which didn't materialize into reality.
Despite England's exit, Southgate remains proud of the impact that his players have made.
"We created some good chances when we were 1-0 up, maybe we dropped a little too deep but we didn't get enough pressure on the ball". Note that England scored 9 of their 12 goals from set-pieces.
This dwarfed the 767,000 who watched England v Sweden in the quarter-final, as well as the 864,000 who watched Wales v England in the Six Nations.
Neither team came to Russian Federation being heralded as favourites but they have produced performances throughout the competition which have shown they were underestimated by the pundits.