Match went to extra time where Mandzukic became the hero of his national team
Croatia will play the World Cup final after beating England 2-1Croatia beat England 2-1 in the semifinals of the Russia-2018 World Cup on Wednesday and will play the final of the tournament against France .
A goal by Mario Mandzukic in the 109th minute gave the Balkan team a place in the first World Cup final in their history, played at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.
Ivan Perisic had leveled the match 68 minutes after the opening of Kevin Trippier in the fifth minute with a great free kick.
Croatia will play in the Luzhniki stadium on Sunday, the final of the World Cup against France , which on Tuesday won in the semifinals to Belgium 1-0.
England and Belgium will meet on Saturday in St. Petersburg in the match for third place.
See minute by minute
125 ‘The match is over. Croatia defeated England and will play the World Cup final against France
119 ‘Change in Croatia. Modric is removed and Badelj enters
114 ‘Change in Croatia. Mandzukic leaves and enters Corluka
112 ‘Walker retires and Vardy enters England
109 ‘GOOOL Croatia takes the lead with Mandzukic’s goal
105 ‘ The second part of the extension begins
108 ‘The first part of the extension is over
107 ‘Pickford saves England’s goal after dangerous arrival by Mandzukic
102 ‘Change in Croatia. Goes Rebic and enters Kramaric
99 ‘Almost goal from England. Stons header was saved under the goal by Vrsaljko
97 ‘Change in England. Henderson leaves and Dier enters
96 ‘Yellow card for Rebic for a foul on Rose
94 ‘Strinic felt and is replaced by Pivaric
91 ‘ First part of the extension
90 ‘Change in England. Enter Rose by Ashley Young
72 ‘UFFF Perisic shoots a dangerous right hit to the post.
67 ‘GOOOL Perisic came forward to keep Croatia dreaming.
64 ‘Close Croatia! Perisic finished strong and saw his shot deflected by Walker, who was hit.
62 ‘UFFF Sterling made it to the Croatian goal. Very close to scoring or finding a last receiver.
59 ‘Rakitic tries from very close range and makes a great save. The Croatian attacks have no depth.
56 ‘Croatia looks to get out fast but does not dominate efficiently. Mandzukic left a service halfway.
55 ‘England is still effective: they do not suffer in their goal and win minutes close to the opponent. Sterling led a corner kick.
51 ‘With the score against, Croatia must go to the front but time is running out. England presses effectively in the opposite field.
47 ‘Yellow card for Mandzukic. Error of the referee because Rebic committed the fault.
46 ‘Start of the second half.
45 ‘+ 1’ End of the first half.
44 ‘It was close! Rakitic dominated the area after a bad start from England. Barcelona midfielder could not outline to finish.
40 ‘The Luzhnikí Olympic Stadium looks like Wembley. Great breath from the English fans.
35 ‘Croatia tries to advance their lines. That is why the British attackers can go hand in hand with the centrals. Now Vida had to fix it against Sterling.
34 ‘UFFF Much closer to England’s second! Lingard received an unmarked service and sent the shot deflected.
33 ‘The Croats are going to attack with aerial game, but referee stops the play for lack of Perisic.
Forward of Tottenham was left alone in front of the goal and could not define between the legs of the goalkeeper. In rebound sent his shot to the post. Then the line judge invalidated everything out of play. Action for the controversy.
29 ‘UFFF Harry Kane misses it!
26 ‘High center of England that was cleared by Subasic.
21 ‘Big Croatian mistake! Strinic left a passing pass short. Opportunity was not used by England, who ended up offside.
20 ‘Vrsaljco puts in a cross, but can not find any area in the area.
18 ‘Perisic failed to control a deep pass by Modric. The chess players try, but they still do not reach the Pickford goal.
14 ‘UFFF Maguire hit the crossbar and the header went very close to the goal.
13 ‘Rakitic should strive to avoid a pass filtered into the defense.
10 ‘Croatia felt a blow for the early goal. They try to go forward, but remain inaccurate with the ball.
8 ‘Corner for Croatia that ends in an English counterattack.
Impeccable free kick of the wheel that plays in Tottenham. Croatia will be forced to seek a draw. Start another game.
4 ‘GOOOL of Trippier.
3 ‘Dangerous foul! Modric tied Dele Alli very close to the area.
0 ‘Started the game.
-The hymns of both teams sound
-Great expectation in Moscow before the start of the second semifinal.