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Croatia beat England 2-1, reach World Cup final for the first time: Highlights

FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi Final, Croatia vs England Highlights: Mario Mandzukic scored the winner to send Croatia to their first ever World Cup final.

By: Sports Desk | Moscow |
Updated: July 12, 2018 3:15:25 am
Mario Mandzukic, scored the winner for Croatia in extra-time. (Source: AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi Final, Croatia vs England Highlights: Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute to send Croatia to their first-ever World Cup final. England drew first blood with Kieran Trippier scoring in the first five minutes of the match with a brilliantly taken free kick. Although they were the better team in the first half, Croatia took control in the second. The crosses were increasingly frequent and dangerous and it was one of these that led to Ivan Perisic’s equaliser. Both sides looked worse for ware in extra-time and it was Croatia who came away with the winning goal. This is the third time on the bounce that Croatia have managed to win a match after it went into extra-time.

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11 Jul

Luzhniki Stadium

Croatia

2
  • boll68’ Ivan Perisic
  • boll109’ Mario Mandzukic
1

England

  • boll5’ Kieran Trippier

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03:15 (IST)12 Jul 2018
The Final

Ok then, it is the moment we have waited for but also the one we have dreaded. We know this the 2018 champions of the world will be either France or Croatia, but the fact that we know this means that this gift of a World Cup is truly coming to an end. At a time when there is such a big debate about expanding the tournament to 48 teams with the big boys saying that such an act would dent the quality of the tournament, the underdogs and the unfancied have stepped up and showed what they can do. Perhaps it is only fitting then, that we have a first-time finalist this year. 

France vs Croatia on Sunday, England vs Belgium on Saturday
03:10 (IST)12 Jul 2018
A contrast in emotions

England fans are crying but there a sizeable population of the world is cheering, or at least that is what we are seeing in this compilation.

02:26 (IST)12 Jul 2018
Harry Kane speaks

"It’s tough. We’re gutted, you know. We worked so hard. The fans were amazing. It was a tough game, a 50-50 game. I’m sure there was stuff we could have done better, but we worked as hard as we could. It hurts, it’ll hurt for a while, but we can hold our heads up high. It was a fantastic journey, we got further than anyone thought we could, we’ve just got to learn from it. We created some good chances, being 1-0 up. Maybe we dropped too deep at times. In big games, it’s small margins. There’s a lot we could have done better, but they played well. It’s been great to get to this stage, but we wanted to go on and win it. But we’ve fallen a bit short. It just hurts. It shows we can win knockout games; the next stage is to go one further. We’ve got to dust ourselves down and go again in a couple of years.”

02:09 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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CROATIA ARE THROUGH TO THE FINAL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WORLD CUP HISTORY. England will play Belgium once again in the third place playoff. 

02:05 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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120 mins + 1 mins: 4 minutes of added time. Rakitic and Alli are pulling each other's shirt in what looks like a predecessor for fisticuffs but the referee steps in. 

02:01 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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117 mins: England win a free-kick that Rashford takes in the absence of Trippier and Young. It is from the left and aimed at Maguire at the far post. It goes out for a goal kick but the England players are arguing it's a corner. Replays show that the ball did go out with a slight touch off Dejan Lovren. 

02:00 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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115 mins: Corner is finally taken and cleared only for Brozovic to take a shot from 30 yards out. It is straight to Pickford and he has to bounce the ball to the ground before taking hold of it. Vida clatters on to him in that time but he has already taken control of the ball by then. 

01:58 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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114 mins: Mandzukic can't move at all now and he subbed off for defender Corluka. Kieran Trippier has also cramped up. 

01:57 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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112 mins: Croatia playing keep-the-ball now England bring on Jamie Vardy. Croatia do decide to go forward and it goes out for a corner, heartbreakingly for England. 

01:53 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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GOAL! 109 mins Croatia 2-1 England! (Mandzukic 109 mins): Mandzukic puts Croatia ahead and this could very well be it for England's campaign. Perisic somehow arches his back and heads into the path of Mandzukic and he puts it past Pickford with a shot at the far post. 

01:50 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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106 mins: Croatia win a corner, Rakitic takes it quickly as Brozovic arrived in the gaping hole that was there in the box on the former's near side. Brozovic shoots first time and it is over. 

01:47 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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End of first period of extra-time: The resulting corner didn't really do much to dent the England defence and the referee calls for the end of the first period of extra-time. 

01:44 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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105 1 mins: Perisic with a cross from the left towards Mandzukic but Pickford comes in and taps it away brilliantly. He clatters with Mandzukic in the process and the latter needs some treatment. That was very close indeed and Pickford did very well.

01:42 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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105 mins: The two sets of players are exhausted, passes are flying everywhere and the sharpness that was there in the game is missing. France would be very happy with this situation. 

01:39 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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100 mins: Croatia take off Ante Rebic for Andrej Kramaric. A period of Croatian attack ends when Modric gets caught between crossing and passing and ends up scoffing the latter. England come away.

01:36 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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98 mins: England come close! Corner from the right by Trippier, Stones arrives and heads it perfectly towards the far post, Vrsaljko is the man at the post and he heads it away. Brilliant set-piece football and England come away the frustrated side at the end of it. 

01:32 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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94 mins: England had brought on Danny Rose for Ashley Young in the beginning of the first period of extra-time. Now, Ivan Strinic is looking a little worse for ware and has been taken off for Josip Pavaric. 

01:23 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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EXTRA TIME IT IS! 30 minutes more and potentially penalties after that before France get to know who their opponents will be on Sunday. Kieran Trippier's fifth minute goal seemed to be enough for England to go through in the first half as Croatia struggled to really make a dent in the opposition defence. But their crosses were increasingly dangerous and frequent and it was one of those that Perisic managed to jab in the equaliser. 

01:19 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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90 mins: Three minutes of stoppage time. England are lining up a free kick from the right, Kieran Trippier standing over it. He sends it into the mixer, looking for Kane at the far corner, the ball takes a feather touch off Lovren's head before coming to him and Spurs striker heads it out. Goal kick Croatia and it looks like this match is heading into extra time. 

01:17 (IST)12 Jul 2018
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88 mins: There is obviously a very good Russian presence in the crowd and they are booing whenever the ball comes to Domagoj Vida. Why? Read on

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England have not been in the semi-finals of the World Cup since 1990 when they lost on penalties to then West Germany. But when England face Croatia in Russia on Wednesday, there may only be only a few thousand England supporters present. Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, where the match is being played, has a capacity of 80,000, so a few thousand England supporters will find themselves heavily outnumbered by Croatian fans as well as Russians who are expected to be in the majority.

With their own bitter memories of past semi-final defeats in the soccer tournament, England and Croatia will be competing for a spot in Sunday's final against France. But the dearth of England supporters means chants of soccer anthem "Three Lions" and its catchy chorus "it's coming home" may be hard to discern in Moscow despite a last-minute dash to the Russian capital by some supporters.

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