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CRO vs ENG Match Result - FIFA WC 2018
2 - 1
FT 1 - 1
I. Perišić 68'
M. Mandžukić 109'
5' K. Trippier
WHAT A GAME! Croatia dug deep after going a goal behind so early in the game! This, by the way, is the first time they've won a knockout game without penalties in the World Cup! We could have a team to win lift the World Cup for the first time if Croatia are able to beat the heavily fancied French side!

This is Amit Mishra signing off! That's it for me in the World Cup! Hope you've liked my coverage, fellas! You can always get in touch on Twitter @DerStoic. 
Peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! FULL TIME! Croatia are through to the final!
120+4' And Croatia get it away!
120+4' Handball from Badelj and England have one final chance to put a delivery in!
120+2' Vardy fouls Rakitic and Croatia can breathe easy and eat a few seconds...
120+1' A bit of fracas with Alli and Rakitic are at it before Alli finally manages to continue play...
FOUR minutes to be added on! FOUR!
120' Maguire makes a darting run down the middle but he is stopped  by the Croatian midfield. They then break forward but Kramaric, instead of picking Perisic, he takes a wild shot and it's wide!
119' Substitution for Croatia

Modric is OFF
Badelj is ON
118' Croatia barely get it away and win a goalkick. That'll do nicely.
117' Freekick to England as they are now playing with 10 men. Trippier seems like he can't continue...
116' Croatia have a corner here and they play it short before Rakitic's shot is saved by Pickford. England finally have the ball...
115' Substitution for Croatia

Mandzukic is OFF
Corluka is ON
114' Corner to Croatia as Rakitic's shot is blocked by Stones!
114' Pivaric with a sweet turn to get out of a tight area to get the ball away. So easy on the eye as Croatia are keeping the ball here...
113' UFF. Rashford was close to picking Vardy in the box but Lovren manages to get the faintest of touches with his head and Croatia get it away! England are pushing here...
112' Substitution for England

Walker is OFF
Vardy is ON
111' Freekick to England in their own half. They need to get it moving quickly here...
Poor poor defending from the English defence. Perisic jumps the highest and manages to win the header and it falls nicely for Mandzukic who finishes with authority! 
107' Perisic's cross is deflected for a corner! Brozivic blazes it over from the edge of the box though! BIG CHANCE!
And we're underway!
Peeeeeeep! Half time in extra time! 1-1!
105+2' UFF! WHAT A SAVE FROM PICKFORD! Perisic with a stunning ball from the left and Pickford put his body on the line to come off his line and get the ball away! Heroic goalkeeping that from the custodian! CORNER!
105+1' Sweeping move by Croatia that was started well by a brilliant trivela pass from Modric the magician. England in the end manage to get the block in from a subsequent Rakitic shot but Croatia win the second ball and keep the heat on...
Two minutes have been added on...
105' The end is nigh...for the first half of extra time that is...
104' Freekick for Croatia for a foul by Kane on Rakitic.
102' Nothing much here, fellas. Both the teams are playing it safe now. England have looked much better going forward in the first half of extra time though...
101' Substitution for Croatia

Rebic is OFF
Kramaric is ON
100' The ball seemed to have rolled out of play but Vida continues and the ref says play on. Croatia shift it well and Vrsaljko is fouled by Rashford. 
99' STONES WITH THE CLEAN HEADER! But it's cleared on the goalline by Vrsaljko! Game saving clearance that! Stones caught that so well!
98' SHOT FROM DIER! Corner! Nicely blocked by the Croatian defence. Can they make the corner count?
98' Substitution for England

Henderson is OFF
Dier is ON
97' GRR. The ref blows his whistle for a foul on Mandzukic.
96' Rose is fouled by Rebic who is booked for the challenge. Decent position for England this to put one in...
95' Substitution for Croatia

Strinic is OFF
Pivaric is ON
94' Strinic seems like he has a niggle and Pivaric could be coming on...
93' England try to make inroads on the right but Trippier's cross is cleared by Lovren. England are pressing well here, something they barely did in the second half...
91' England with the early possession before Rashford's touch let's him down and Brozovic gets it away...
91' Substitution for England

Young is OFF
Rose is ON
And we resume!
Peeeep peeeeeeeeep peeeeeeeeeeeep! End of regulation time! We move into extra time!
90+2' Wicked delivery from Trippier again but Kane just isn't able to direct his header on goal! Should do better from there, Harry...
90+1' Freekick to England in a dangerous position...
3 minutes have been added...
90' Much better from England who manage good shape at the back and force Croatia to play it sideways. Lovren in the end sees glory and smashes one in into row-z...
88' Croatia are passing it around patiently with supreme confidence. Still feel like there is one big chance left for them...
87' Just not happening for England in the final third as they hang on to dear life at the back. If this goes to extra time, you've got to fancy the Croats!
85' Strinic again wreaks havoc on the left but his pass, with his weaker right foot, to find Perisic is woeful and England win a throw in...
84' PERISIC AGAIN! Pickford came out to get a punch in but misread it. Perisic had the goal to pick out from a narrow angle but isn't able to put it in the back of the net!
83' MANDZUKIC! Shot from a narrow angle is saved from Pickford! Boy, this England defence is crumbling!
82' Rakitic and Perisic combine on the left as England look jittery in possession. The latter's cross in the end is straight at Pickford and England get away with it again...
80' We have 10 minutes to go here and England nearly mess it up at the back! Poor pass from Trippier but Pickford is able to sort out his feet quickly and get it away!
79' Henderson with the shot from the edge of the box! Way over. Never looked right while hitting it and Croatia can breathe easy. England are pushing quite a bit now though. Good end to end game this...
77' Trippier and Rashford nearly combine well on the right before Vida gets his foot in. England take the throw quickly and Lingard makes a darting run on the right beofre smashing it across the face of the goal. Neither a cross nor a shot in the end
76' Croatia's crosses are suddenly so much more effecive as they are being able to fnd players so easily in the box. Again. Modric nearly finds Rebic in the box before Stones gets it away...
75' Rashford nearly makes an immediate impact with a sublime cross into the box. Kane just couldn't get to it as Strinic comes out to clear at the far post!
74' Substitution for England

Sterling is OFF
Rashford is ON
73' CORNER to Croatia! Croatia are playing some sweet football in the English half with Modric pushing on, playing as a winger almost!
72' PERISIC HITS THE POST! That was calamitous defending from the English as they waited for I don't know who to clear it. Meanwhile Perisic pick it up and cut back to get his shot away! The post saves the English! 
70' England had that coming as they dropped pretty deep. 1-0 is never really enough against this Croatia team, is it? They are trying to push forward now...
Beautiful cross from Vrsaljko! Walker thought he had it all covered before Perisic ghosted in from behind to put it in from his left boot! UFF, this is some game now!
66' Arguably the block of the game that from Walker. England are living on the edge here...
65' PERISIC WITH THE SHOT! BLOCKED! What a chance that was! Brilliant play from Modric to make a good run and put an excellent cross into the box that was half cleared by Maguire. Perisic found himself at the edge of the box to get his shot away, but Walker is there to get the block away! Proper body on the line stuff this!
64' Rebic and Walker combine well on the left after Sterling didn't make the best use of his position at the edge of the box. Luckily for England, Walker is there to cover and easily wins the foot race against Rebic to pass it back to Pickford who hoofs it away...
63' Clumsy from Vida who's touch allows England to win a throw in. Tripper to put a long one into the box here...
62' Modric and Vrsaljko tried to combine on the right but the former's pass is surprsingly long and England get a goalkick. They need a bit more dynamism down the middle here as the crosses aren't really working...
60' Rakitic with a shot that hits the roof of the stadium instead of the net. Good play from Perisic there to put a nicely curled cross in, but Stones was there to clear it away. The second ball was there to be hit but Rakitic didn't have the cmposure to size it up...
59' Walker gets his clearance all wrong from Rebic's cross and Croatia get a corner. Pickford is there to come out excellently and thwart Croatia from the subsequent corner...
58' Again Croatia try to pick out Mandzukic in the box with a cross from the left, via Strinic, but Stones is there to get it away. 
57' UFF! Last ditch defending from Lovren as Tripper's delivery was a wicked one into the box. Kane was there to tap it in! England win the second ball and push forward again...
56' Lingard with the shot! Deflected for a corner by Lovren! Good touch by Sterling to set it up for Lingard. Maguire the threat here...
55' Croatia win a corner but Maguire was pushed in the box by Lovren and England get away with it...
54' Booking for Walker for holding on to the ball and eating up a few seconds...
53' And finally England apply the press as Kane does well to nutmeg Lovren but Vrsaljko is there to make the interception. Lingard is there to win the second ball and get it out for a throw in...
52' Rebic tries to pick out Perisic on the right with a curler but the cross is overhit. The two have swapped positions, by the way...
51' Maguire with some brilliant front footed defending as he comes out to intercept at the half way line and then picks out Kane who was getting back from an offside position. Nothing in the end...
50' Been a pretty dull second half so far as the passing from both the sides has been wayward to put it mildly. England haven't attacked yet as they are sitting back and absorbing the pressure...
49' A bit of frustration from Rebic as he was there to make the run but Strinic's pass is out for a throw in...
48' Rebic again with the foul on Walker. Bad elbow on Walker. Mandzukic then punches the ball away with frustration and is booked for it.
47' Trippier this time comes out to head it away before being fouled by Rebic...
46' UFF. Rebic shows good footwork to turn away from Henderson but the England defence come out to smother the chance as Walker cleares it away. Croatia have started strongly. They need to...
Peeeeeeeeep! Croatia get us underway! On to the second half!
The teams are out! Second half is imminent...
A bit of nervy defending from England in the end but they manage to keep the lead intact. A good first half so far. 

England have been full value of the lead and should've maybe doubled it had it not been for some poor Harry Kane finishing. 1-0 to England at the moment.

Second half in a few... 
Peeeeeep! Half time!
One minute to be added on...
45' Jeez, that was nervy from the English defence who nearly allow Rakitic to get a shot away in the box before Walker puts the tackle in!
44' Dele Alli makes a driving run in the left but Lovren manages to get the tackle in. Seemed pretty rash but he won the ball and that works...
43' Croatia are passing it around, trying to look for the final or release the wingers, but England are incredibly well structured at the back...
41' Foul on Young as Rebic loses te ball and tries to get it back, too eagerly. The ref decides to keep his card in is pocket though. Cakir does have a reputation of being a card happy ref, though.
40' Hoofball from Henderson as England now are clearing everything away as they want to see out the rest of the half with the goal's advantage...
39' Vrsaljko tries to make inroads on the right but Young is there to deny him the space and pushes him backwards. Excellent defending from the Manchester United man who had a shaky start to the game.
37' Trippier with another cross, but it's too long for anyone. England have looked by far the more threatening side so far. 
35' LINGARD! CHANCE! Good play from first Kane to hold the ball and then pick out All on the left. Alli holds on to it, waits for Lingard's late run and picks him with a simple pass but the shot is wide! He was trying to place it in, just wide!
34' A bit of calmness after a flurry of chances. England are going direct again with Pickford pinging them long...
33' WHAT A TACKLE FROM YOUNG! Brilliant spread of the play from Modric to pick out Rakitic and his cross was destined to find Rebic on the right before Young put the last ditch tackle in!
32' REBIC WITH THE SHOT! SAVED! Good play from the Croatians who made inroads on the right. Henderson though he kept the move under wraps but Rebic just picked up the second ball and unleased a curler that was saved by Pickford! 
30' HARRY KANE could have doubled it! WHAT A CHANCE! The linesman eventually raises his flag but jeez, that was a clear cut opening! Lingard with a smashing little pass to pick Kane in the box and he has time to put it to the far post, Henry esque. But his shot is weak and Subasic saves. Kane picks up the rebound and hits the post! The flag is up though!
29' Not a lot of chances for Croatia so far as Pickford has been untested. Subasic too hasn't had much to do barring those crosses that England have put in...
28' Henderson with a lovely cushined touch in the midfield to keep the move going. Lingard isn't on the same page though as Croatia manage to intercept...
26' Lovren with a foul on Sterling. Seems totally out of sync as he knows how quick Sterling is to shift the ball. Young takes the freekick and his curling delivery is just about cleared by Subasic. Good keeping...
25' END TO END STUFF! Lingard first makes a driving run through the middle but his pass is misplaced for Modric to intercept. Rebic picks up the loose ball but puts a poor cross into the box that is safely collected by Pickford...
24' Sterling shows his good burst of pace to get past a couple of players on the right but just doesn't have the balance in the end to trouble Vida who makes the tackle. The game is brewing here...
22' Croatia mess it up at the back as Strinic's pass is straight at Sterling. The winger has time but decides to pick out Kane who was offside! He misses it anyway. But jeez, that was poor from the Croatian defence...
21' Lovren fouls Kane. Seemed like a nasty elbow to the ribs. He thinks it was a it soft though and has a word with the ref who has none of it!
20' Good run from Rebic who shows is upper body strenghth to hold off Young to shift the ball to his left and get a shot away. Stones reads the situation well and is able to clear it...
19' Perisic with a shot that seems to have flicked Walker but the ref doesn't spot it and awards a goalkick. Pickford wasn't sure of that either and made a desperate dive to get to the ball!
17' Modric finds space in the midfield and you just don't allow him that! He is able to find Mandzukic with a sublime lifted pass but Maguire is there to put the foot in and clear it away. Croatia win the second ball but Rakitic's cross to find Vrsaljko is too long...
16' Vrsaljko commits a foul on Kane. English fans don't like that. Good touch from Kane but the Atleti defender made sure he stopped him, be it illegally...
15' Croatia's attacks have all come from crosses. England dealt with that nicely against Sweden and haven't been troubled so far...
14' MAGUIRE AGAIN! Gets his head to the ball and keeps it down, but just on target! Croatia are under the cosh here as the English have their tails up...
13' Again, freeflowing football from the English as Young and Alli combine well on the left. Alli is able to drift in and pick out Trippier on the right who's cross is cut out for a corner!
12' MAGUIRE! NEARLY! Good delivery from the corner again and Maguire jumps highest to get his header in, but didn't time the connection well and it's over the bar!
11' UFF. Dele Alli nearly completes a brilliant turn against Lovren but Brozovic is there to put the tackle in and the ball deflects for a corner...
10' Croatia don't seem all that calm at the back as the English are so in their faces right now. England now get a spell on the ball for the first time since the goal...
9' That was scrappy defending from the English defence but they nearly get a counter going from the subsequent clearance. Kane was there to pick out Sterling from his own half but Vrsaljko is there to intercept and save Subasic from a one vs one situation!
8' Croatia are putting the pressure on with a few crosses. Brozovic's diagonal pass was excellently controlled by Perisic and his cross is just about cleared for a corner by Young!
7' And that heppens to be Trippier's first international goal! Modric immediately tries to make something happen and is cross is looped over only to be expertly collected by Pickford. He sets England on the break but his pass is just a bit long for Sterling who sees Subasic come out and collect it...
Subasic, the man mountain he is, can do nothing about the brilliant curler from Trippier! What a hit that was! England lead early on and Croatia have it all to do!
4' Ooooh...Good run from Dele Alli and he was picked out wonderfully by Lingard with a piroette pass. Modric in the end fouls Alli and England have a freekick in a promising position at the edge of the box...
3' Mandzukic is penalised for a using his elbows on Henderson and England win a freekick in their own half...
2' Again, Croatia try to make inroads, this time on the left with Perisic, but Walker is up to the task and intercepts for a throw in. The English now get a spell on the ball...
1' Croatia win a freekick in their own half and try to get the ball moving quickly but the pass is cut out by Young for a throw in. Croatia manage to keep possession from the throw in...
Peeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! And we're away! England get us underway, shooting from right to left in their all white kit! Croatia are in their changed black kit!
The teams are out on the pitch! Kickoff is imminent, fellas!
Croatia vs England - Two teams with everything to lose

Right then. Two teams who have worked extrenely hard and are two wins away from winning the World Cup. Had you said the same to the English and the Croatian fans before the game, they would have found it pretty hard to believe. But such has been one half of the draw that we'll definitely have at least one underdog side in the final.

Croatia haven't had an easy road to the final having beaten Denmark and Russia in penalty shootouts. While you can criticise some of their bigger players for not getting the job done, at the end of the day, they are still in the semis. They did dismantle Argentina in the group stages and the World Cup is not about playing champagne football and all that.

England, like Croatia, have mixed caution with aggression and after a pretty confortable group stage run, they had to work hard to beat Colombia. Sweden had a dream run in the World Cup and Gareth Southgate's side put in a professional display to oust them from the tournament. This is a team with a couple of star names in the lineup but boy have they performed well collectively as a unit.

Predictions? Well, it's going to be tough considering how the World Cup has gone so far. Both teams have their strenghts and weaknesses. England, though, have never gone behind in the Cup so far and if Croatia take the lead, that young English side could be up against it. So I'm calling a 2-1 win for Croatia!

This is Amit Mishra, and I'll be your host for the game! Let's hope for a good and open game, fellas! May the best team win and take on the French on Sunday!
Croatia vs England - Confirmed Lineups

Croatia confirmed XI: Subasic, Strinic, Lovren, Vida, Vrsaljko, Modric, Rakitic, Brozovic, Perisic, Rebic, Mandzukic

England confirmed XI: Pickford, Stones, Maguire, Walker, Young, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Trippier, Sterling, Kane
Croatia vs England - Kickoff Information

Date: 11th July 2018
Kickoff time: 19:00 (BST), 23:30 (IST)
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium 
Live Stream: SonyLIV

Croatia vs England - Team News

Both the teams had a few injury worries but it’s likely that they’ll be at full strength. Croatia didn’t have it easy against the Russians in the last round as they needed penalties once again to beat the hosts.

Despite suffering an injury late in the game, goalkeeper Danijel Subasic motored on and made a good penalty save first up to help his team on their way to the semi-finals. He has been passed fit. Expect England to test him when the opportunity arises though as the grimace on his face last time out suggested it was an injury that isn’t going to go away in a few days.

Mario Mandzukic also put in a shift last time out and looked knackered at the end of the game. Expect the Juventus star to start up top.

England’s Jamie Vardy was an injury doubt for the last game and didn’t feature against Sweden. He has been passed fit and could get a few minutes off the bench depending on the game situation. Jordan Henderson had a slight hamstring niggle but he is expected to start the game as well.

Croatia vs England - Probable Lineups

Croatia probable XI: Subasic, Strinic, Lovren, Vida, Vrsaljko, Modric, Rakitic, Brozovic, Perisic, Rebic, Mandzukic

England probable XI: Pickford, Stones, Maguire, Walker, Young, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Trippier, Sterling, Kane

Croatia vs England - Form Guide

Croatia: WWWDD
England: WWLDW

Croatia vs England - Head to Head

Croatia wins: 2
England wins: 4
Draws: 1
M. Badelj
L. Modrić
V. Ćorluka
M. Mandžukić
J. Vardy
K. Walker
M. Mandžukić
assist: I. Perišić
A. Kramarić
A. Rebić
E. Dier
J. Henderson
A. Rebić
J. Pivarić
I. Strinić
D. Rose
A. Young
M. Rashford
R. Sterling
I. Perišić
assist: Š. Vrsaljko
K. Walker
M. Mandžukić
K. Trippier
England (3-1-2-2-2)
Gareth Southgate (Manager)
D. Subašić
I. Strinić
D. Vida
D. Lovren
Š. Vrsaljko
M. Brozović
I. Perišić
I. Rakitić
L. Modrić
A. Rebić
M. Mandžukić
J. Pickford
H. Maguire
J. Stones
K. Walker
J. Henderson
A. Young
K. Trippier
D. Alli
J. Lingard
R. Sterling
H. Kane
England (3-1-2-2-2)
Gareth Southgate (Manager)
Croatia Subs
M. Badelj
F. Bradarić
T. Jedvaj
L. Kalinić
M. Kovačić
A. Kramarić
D. Livaković
J. Pivarić
M. Pjaca
D. Ćaleta-Car
V. Ćorluka
England Subs
T. Alexander-Arnold
J. Butland
G. Cahill
F. Delph
E. Dier
P. Jones
R. Loftus-Cheek
N. Pope
M. Rashford
D. Rose
D. Welbeck
J. Vardy
22 SHOTS 11
23 FOULS 14
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 5 9
2 Russia 3 2 0 1 4 6
3 Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 -5 3
4 Egypt 3 0 0 3 -4 0
Group B
1 Spain 3 1 2 0 1 5
2 Portugal 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Iran 3 1 1 1 0 4
4 Morocco 3 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C
1 France 3 2 1 0 2 7
2 Denmark 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Peru 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 Australia 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group D
1 Croatia 3 3 0 0 6 9
2 Argentina 3 1 1 1 -2 4
3 Nigeria 3 1 0 2 -1 3
4 Iceland 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group E
1 Brazil 3 2 1 0 4 7
2 Switzerland 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Serbia 3 1 0 2 -2 3
4 Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group F
1 Sweden 3 2 0 1 3 6
2 Mexico 3 2 0 1 -1 6
3 Korea Republic 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 Germany 3 1 0 2 -2 3
Group G
1 Belgium 3 3 0 0 7 9
2 England 3 2 0 1 5 6
3 Tunisia 3 1 0 2 -3 3
4 Panama 3 0 0 3 -9 0
Group H
1 Colombia 3 2 0 1 3 6
2 Japan 3 1 1 1 0 4
3 Senegal 3 1 1 1 0 4
4 Poland 3 1 0 2 -3 3
PMatches Played
WMatches Won
DMatches Drawn
LMatches Lost
GDGoal Difference
PtsTotal Points
Tournament FIFA WC 2018 - Semi-finals
Stadium Stadion Luzhniki
Match time Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 11:30 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2018 02:11 AM | Published: Jul 11, 2018 23:54 PM