Zlatko Dalić (Photo: Goran Kovacic/PIXSELL) Zlatko Dalić (Photo: Goran Kovacic/PIXSELL)

The Croats had a chance to win the group but it was not the case; losing the game meant England topped the group and booked their ticket to the Nations League finals next June, while Croatia got bumped out of the elite A-league.

Croatia took the lead after halftime with a brilliant goal by Andrej Kramarić in the 57th minute, stunning the 90,000 English fans at London's storied Wembley stadium. But the English fought back with a goal by Jesse Lingard in the 78th minute and the game-winner was put in by team captain Harry Kane with five minutes left in the game.

"Congratulations to England for the win and taking first place in the group. We didn't play well in the first half and luck wasn't on our side. We played much better in the second half. After taking the lead, we had a few chances but we didn't capitalize on them; then we conceded two goals," said coach Zlatko Dalić after the game.

"I'm neither dissatisfied nor sad because we played the game like grown men. For that I congratulate my players," concluded Dalić.