In the second semi-final match of FIFA World Cup 2018, Croatia defeated England 2-1 in extra time at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow city of Russia. With this big win, Croatia entered the finals of FIFA World Cup 2018, where they will face France for the title clash. Thanks to Mario Mandzukic’s goal in 109th minute, Croatia registered a victory over Englishmen.
The match started on a good note for England as Kieran Trippier scored the first goal with a fiery free-kick at the 5th minute of the match.
The English side was holding the grip on the match till the interval, but Ivan Perisic clawed their way and brought Croatia back in the game with an equaliser in the 68th minute of the match.
The scorecard remained balance till 90minutes and 2 extra time periods were added to the game. In the second phase of extra time, Perisic passed a header to Mandzukic in the 109th minute, and Mandzukic’s quickly surpassed English goalie Jordan Pickford to register a World Cup semi-final win.
Luka Modric and company will face France on Sunday, July 15, at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow city of Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018 for the title clash. After the defeat against Croatia, England’s coach Gareth Southgate said, “We have got to give great credit to Croatia. They have come through three huge ties, they have got some outstanding individual players and a great collective spirit”
He added that England was gracious in defeat in Moscow.