#GlobalNews: “Croatia beat England 2-1 after extra-time, will play France in World Cup remaining – National “
Croatia superior to its first ever FIFA World Cup remaining after getting back from 0-1 right down to defeat England 2-1 in extra-time within the semifinal in Moscow on Wednesday.
Striker Mario Mandzukic scored 19 minutes into extra-time to finish the Croatian comeback and finish England’s dream event run.
England obtained off to an ideal begin, taking the lead solely 5 minutes into the match thanks to a spectacular free-kick from wing-back Kieran Trippier.
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But regardless of dominating a lot of the primary half, England have been unable to increase to steer, with Jesse Lingard lacking an excellent likelihood to make it 2-Zero after taking pictures broad.
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Croatia, competing of their first semifinal because the 1998 World Cup, obtained their equalizer within the 68th minute, with winger Ivan Perisic lunging forward of defender Kyle Walker to poke the ball into the web.
Perisic almost scored a second objective simply minutes later, as he latched onto the ball following a defensive lapse earlier than hanging the submit along with his shot.
The match then went to extra-time, and Mandzukic gave his crew the lead 19 minutes in, operating onto a headed cross from earlier goalscorer Perisic and smashing a low drive previous England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
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England had 11 minutes to try to equalize to power a penalty shootout, however they have been unable to discover a well beyond the Croatian defence.
After the match, England captain Harry Kane mentioned the defeat would “hurt for a long time,” though he reiterated that England had exceeded expectations by making it to the semi-final.
“It’s tough, we’re gutted,” he mentioned. “We labored so laborious, the followers have been wonderful, it was a troublesome sport, a 50-50 sport, after we look again we are going to suppose there’s stuff we might have carried out higher.
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“We worked as hard as we could… it hurts, it hurts a lot and it will hurt for a long time. We have had a fantastic journey, further than we thought,” he added.
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Croatia’s victory will see them play France within the World Cup remaining at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday.
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England will play Belgium within the third-place play-off at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday.
— With a file from Reuters
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Note: “Previously Published on: 2018-07-11 16:43:47, as ‘Croatia beat England 2-1 after extra-time, will play France in World Cup remaining – National