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Omaha soccer fans spread World Cup fever at local English pub

Posted at 4:42 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 18:54:01-04

World Cup fans packed into a local English pub Wednesday afternoon to watch England take on Croatia in the semi-finals.

Excitement extended far beyond the field in Russia as fans gathered at several spots around town... Including the Barchen Beer Garden in Benson.

During today's World Cup semifinal game between England and Croatia, England fans were hoping for a win because they haven't been to a final in decades. 



For Croatia fans, a win would put them in the finals for the first time.

While Croatia fans were outnumbered at this bar, they said it's almost an advantage.

Croatia fan Mike Truax said he didn't expect his team to make it this far. 

"It's been a lot of fun even being outnumbered because you can be as loud as you wanna be and, yeah, it's been a lot of fun," he said.

Truax said his superstition is to tell himself every day that his team will lose so that they ultimately win it all.

And it might be working: Croatia pulled off the 2-1 win in extra time to advance to Sunday's World Cup final against France.