Croatia pairs France in 2018 FIFA World Cup final after 2-1 win over England
Team Croatia paired France in the final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with 2-1 win over England in the overtime period of the semifinals match at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital of Moscow on Wednesday, TASS reports.
Both teams went on strong offensives testing each other from the onset of the match, but it was England to open the score by defender Kieran Trippier just six minutes into the game.
The Croatian squad tied the score late into the second half after its striker Ivan Perisic put the ball into the net of the opponents. His goal sent the game into the overtime period with 1-1 draw.
The opening 15-minute stretch of the overtime ended with the draw of 1-1 as well, but it was Croatia to up the score to 2-1 in the next 15-minute period of the overtime after forward Mario Mandzukic netted the ball.