FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia beat England 2-1

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia beat England 2-1 to clash with France

  • Croatia will play France in the final on Sunday
  • Croatia and England were level at 1-1 after 90 minutes in their semi-final contest
  • England led Croatia 1-0 at halftime after Kieran Trippier got them off to a flying start

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FT – Croatia beat England 2-1 to enter maiden World Cup final

Croatia reached the World Cup final for the first time after an extra-time goal from Mario Mandzukic gave them a 2-1 win over England in their semi-final on Wednesday.

120+4′ – Free-kick for England. Last chance?

120+2′ – Harry Maguire’s long ball was calmly collected by Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic

120′ – Four minutes added as stoppage time

120′ – Croatia’s Andrej Kramaric hit the side netting from the right

119′ – Time is running out for England

118′ – Substitution! Change for Croatia: Luka Modric is replaced by Milan Badelj

117′ – Bad news for England: Kieran Trippier limped off the ground

116′ – Corner for Croatia. Not much came off it

115′ – Substitution! Change for Croatia: Mario Mandzukic is replaced by Vedran Corluka

112′ – Substitution! Kyle Walker is replaced by Jamie Vardy

109′ – GOAL! Mario Mandzukic put Croatia in the lead

Mandzukic scored from close range to put Croatia in the lead late in the extra time.

108′ – Ivan Rakitic took a quick corner kick but Marcelo Brozovic shot it well wide of England goal

107′ – Ivan Perisic won a corner for Croatia

Second half of extra time underway…

HT of extra time: It’s still 1-1 in Moscow

105+2′ – SAVE! Jordan Pickford deflected it out for Croatia corner and denied Mario Mandzukic

105′ – Two minutes added as stoppage time

104′ – England enjoyed better possession in the first half of extra time

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