'Incredible' - Ivan Vicelich leads Auckland Croatian community's World Cup celebrations after England win

Former All White Ivan Vicelich was among Auckland's Croatian community, celebrating their side's historic Football World Cup semi-final victory over England in Moscow this morning.

As striker Mario Mandzukic fired his shot home past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, Croatia earned a trip to the World Cup final on Monday NZT, where they'll meet France for the chance to take home the Jules Rimmet trophy.

Chris Chang and Simon Plumb are live from the pub after this morning's semi-final. Source: 1 NEWS

Vicelich, 41, was on hand with a large portion of Auckland's Croatian community in Te Atatu, ecstatic over their side's win.

"I said before the game that any employer that's got an employee that's Croatian, if they win then they'll need a day off," he said.

TVNZ's Matty McLean was on hand as Croatia sealed a spot in the World Cup final. Source: 1 NEWS

"We love football, football's in the blood.

"I can only imagine what the scenes are back in Croatia, it'll be absolutely crazy on the streets.

"Whether we win or lose the final, it's incredible just to be there."

The former All White was in tow as Croatia defeated England 2-1 this morning. Source: 1 NEWS


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