2018 World Cup: Croatia beat England, secure final with France

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Croatia are through to the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia after coming from behind to beat England 2-1 at Stadion Luzhniki on Wednesday night.

England scored just 5 minutes into the game as Trippier converts from the free-kick to hand England the lead. The full-back lined up his effort from 20 yards and curled his strike over the wall. Subasic attempted to get across, but the strike was well placed to travel beyond the keeper into the top corner. A super strike to hand the Three Lions the lead.

Watch Trippier’s goal

68 minutes on, Perisic restored parity for Croatia as he 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 stuck his foot out ahead of Walker to guide his effort into bottom corner.

It all boiled down to extra time and 109 minutes on the clock, Manzukic made it 2-1 for Croatia. A simple header allowed Manzukic to drift in behind Stones before he slots his strike beyond the reach of Pickford.

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