It's the smallest country to reach the World Cup final since Uruguay in 1950, and now, Croatia faces its biggest challenge, will the team finally be able to win the final against France and lift the World Cup trophy for the first time ever.
Lovren, 29, has largely failed to set Anfield alight since moving from Southampton in 2014, often coming under fire for a lack of consistency at the back, though last season the Croat defender was instrumental in Liverpool's journey to the Champions League final. "People should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense".
Lovren, who has featured in all six of Croatia's fixtures at this summer's tournament, added: "This is something we will never forget".
"It's something we'll never forget".
Speaking of the experience as a whole, Lovren says it is one that the tiny European nation will always remember. We beat our record from 20 years ago. We will never forget this.
Lovren was instrumental in helping Croatia come from behind against England on Wednesday to secure their place in Sunday's final with France.
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"One minute you think everything's in control and all of a sudden the ball's in the back of the net and he's right in the middle of it".
Croatia played extra-time for the third successive knockout match, having previously beaten Denmark and hosts Russian Federation on penalties.
"Modric is not one of the best, [he is] the best midfield player in the world and if we win this World Cup he deserves the Ballon d'Or".
Lovren also called for Croatia team-mate Luka Modric to receive the highest individual award in world football, the Ballon d'Or.