2018 FIFA WC: History! Croatia beat England 2-1 in a thriller to reach the final for the first time

Mario Mandzukic scored the wining goal for Croatia against England

XtraTime Web Desk: It was a roller coaster ride for the both teams as Croatia beat England 2-1 to reach in the final for the first time in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.




England got the lead in the 5 th minute as Kieran Tripper scored from a stunning free kick. Ivan Perisic scored the equaliser for Croatia as the Inter Milan striker gets in front of Walker at the cross and he guides his strike beyond the reach of Pickford into the bottom corner. Vrsaljko was afforded space and time on the right flank and he whipped the ball into the box. Perisic made a late run before he stuck his foot out ahead of Walker to steer his effort into bottom corner.

Match remain 1-1 in the 90 minutes.  Croatia took the lead as England fall asleep at the back. A simple header allows Mario Mandzukic to drift in behind Stones before he slots his strike beyond the reach of Pickford.

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