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English dream smashed, Croatia into world cup final: FIFA World cup 2018

English dream smashed, Croatia into world cup final: FIFA World cup 2018

Goal in extra time by Croatia take them to the finals, Croatia win by 2 – 1 score.

Croatia reached the World Cup final for the first time in their history on Wednesday, after Mario Mandzukic´s extra-time winner prolonged England´s suffering in major tournaments and set up a decider against France.

Luka Modric´s team fell behind in just the fifth minute to Kieran Trippier´s superb free-kick but hit back through Ivan Perisic and Mandzukic to win a tense contest 2-1 in front of 78,000 spectators in the Luzhniki Stadium.

In beating Gareth Southgate´s young team, Croatia -- a country of just four million people -- have surpassed the achievements of the heroes of 1998, who reached the semi-finals in France.

Croatia´s players celebrated wildly in front of their supporters in Moscow while in Zagreb tens of thousands of fans poured onto the streets and squares, singing and waving red-white-and-blue flags.



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