Croatia has Wednesday night for its first ever world cup final, placed. The Croats knocked out in the semi-finals of the world Cup in England after renewals (2-1). After goals from Trippier (5.) and Perisic (68.) in the regular time, brought Mandzukic (109.) Croatia in extra time in ecstasy.
The party couldn’t have a better start for England. After barely five minutes, painted rechterflankspeler Trippier to the ball at a vrijschop around the penalty area nicely over the wall and out of the reach of Subasic, 0-1.
Croatia responded with an isolation of Rakitic, but England was already dangerous been through the kopbalsterke Maguire. The Three Lions were stronger and both Kane as Lingard missed great opportunities on the 0-2. In between, found Rebic Pickford on his way. A pleasant first half ended at 0-1.
Croatia started the second half with more pressure forward, but the Balkanvoetbal initially remained messy. Perisic ventured just past the hour his chance, but saw his shot allowed to creep in by Walker. It proved to be the harbinger for ten brilliant minutes of the former native of bruges. Perisic redeemed first after 68 minutes with a tap – high in the air – a ball from Vrsaljko for the 1-1.
And three minutes later he was even close to the 2-1. After a clever move from the outside rescued the pole, and the sheet of the British. The rebound of Rebic ended up in the hands of Pickford. The English were the north completely lost and Mandzukic and again Perisic forgot about it within ninety minutes.
In those renewals took on England in the first instance, again prevail. Vrsaljko had a made goal of the Stones of the line heads. Croatia seemed to have the extra time that it was against Denmark and Russia to feel, but poked further through Mandzukic and Brozovic.
As the penalty came, restored the troops of Zlatko Dalic as their last forces, and after 109 minutes they scored a second time. Mandzukic kicked a doorgekopte ball from Perisic hard over Pickford, 2-1. England proved to be no longer able to come back and miss a unique opportunity on a first world cup final since 1966.
Croatia will play the Sunday at 17: 00) the world cup final against France. For England wait for Saturday (16h00) a new confrontation with the Red Devils in the consolation class.