FIFA 2018: Croatia comes from behind to surge ahead to the Finals
Those who were expecting a France-England face-off in the Finals of the FIFA World Cup 2018 (which included most football lovers in the world), were left mighty disappointed and in shock when England lost to Croatia 2-1 in their Semi-Final tie last night (July 11).
Kieran Trippier gave England the advantage in just the 5th minute of the match by converting a free kick into a goal. However, England failed to capitalise on numerous goal-scoring opportunities, including two huge misses by Harry Kane.
The spirited Croatians kept their pressure on the England half, with Ivan Perisic breaking through in the 69th minute to score the equaliser and Mario Mandzukic sealed Croatia’s place in the Finals with his goal scored during the extra time (109th minute).
This is the first time that Croatia will be playing in the Finals of FIFA World Cup.
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