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Croatia counts down to ‘historic’ World Cup final

Excitement reached fever-pitch levels in Croatia as the small nation counted down to its first-ever World Cup final against France on Sunday. France, the 1998 winners, are firm favourites to win the match at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium but Croatia, led by Luka Modric on the pitch, have the players to spring a shock. “Sons of…

France, Croatia to battle for 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia has the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet on Sunday in the World Cup final, with France going for its second title in its third final in 20…

Southgate: Croatia defeat will live with me forever

England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia will “live with me forever”. The Three Lions looked set for a first final in 52 years after Kieran Trippier’s early free-kick on Wednesday, before Croatia pulled level through Ivan Perisic and then delivered a knockout blow in extra time courtesy of Mario…

Cavs give Zizic OK to head to Croatia for WC final

The Cleveland Cavaliers will resume action in the NBA summer league on Saturday, but Ante Zizic won’t be with them. And for good reason. Zizic, a second-year center from Croatia, was given permission by the Cavaliers to fly home and watch his native country take on France in its first World Cup soccer final Sunday…

Croatia head for first World Cup final after foiling England

Croatia began preparations for the first World Cup final in their history on Thursday after they came from behind to crush England’s hopes in an enthralling contest. The Balkan nation of just four million people will play France on Sunday after Mario Mandzukic’s extra-time winner in Wednesday’s semi-final prolonged England’s 52-year wait to reach a…

Watch Croatia fans turn Zagreb into a sea of flares and beer in celebration (VIDEO)

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Watch Croatia and England’s emotional reactions to their 2018 FIFA World Cup™ semifinal match (VIDEO)

Watch Croatia and England’s emotional reactions to their 2018 FIFA World Cup™ semifinal match | FOX Sports “,”,”See Full Coverage”,””,”,’close’,””,”http://www.foxsports.com/”,”http://www.foxsports.com/”];if(!o){var f=[‘ ‘,’ ‘,’ ‘,” “,’ vs ‘,’ ‘,’ ‘,” “,” “].join(“http://www.foxsports.com/”);d.splice(2,0,f)}d=d.join(“http://www.foxsports.com/”),t.insertAdjacentHTML(“afterend”,d);var p=document.getElementById(i),m=document.getElementById(r),h=document.getElementById(a),y=0,A=setInterval(function(){return 9===y?void v():void y++},1e3),g=function(){return window.open(l,u)};c”http://www.foxsports.com/”h.addEventListener(“click”,g);var v=function t(n){m.removeEventListener(“click”,t),!c&&h.removeEventListener(“click”,g),clearInterval(A),p.remove(),s.default.dispatchEvent(“onForcePlay”,{player:e.player})};m.addEventListener(“click”,v)}}}}]),e}();t.default=new l}]); //# sourceMappingURL=critical-video.min.js.map

Perisic: 'Croatia proved character'

Ivan Perisic said scoring to send Croatia into their first ever World Cup Final was a childhood dream come true. “We’ve shown our character.” The Inter winger was named FIFA Man of the Match after a goal and an assist for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in extra time, as they fought back from a Kieran…

England vs Croatia LIVE World Cup 2018: Prediction, what TV channel, what time, kick off, how to watch online, team news, lineups, betting odds, head-to-head

England’s World Cup dream has come to an end after the side were beaten 2-1 after extra-time by Croatia. The Three Lions pulled ahead after just five minutes through Kieran Trippier’s sublime free-kick and for the following 62 minutes it was England who looked set for a place in the final. But Ivan Perisic levelled for Croatia…

Croatia break England hearts, reach Cup final

MARIO Mandzukic scored the winning goal deep in extra time as Croatia beat England 2-1 in an utterly gripping World Cup semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday to set up a final date with France. The Juventus forward netted in the 109th minute to complete a remarkable comeback from a shattered Croatian team and take the…

90 in 90: Croatia vs. England | 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Highlights (VIDEO)

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World Cup 2018: Croatia v England

Mandzukic nets extra-time winner against England England’s bid to reach a first World Cup final since 1966 came to an end in the last four as they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow. Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute, slotting in from Ivan Perisic’s flick-on into the…

World Cup Semi Final, Croatia vs England Live Score: Trippier Free-Kick Gives England 1-0 Lead vs Croatia – NDTV Sports

Live Updates Between Croatia vs England, 2018 FIFA World Cup Semi Final, Straight From Luzhniki Stadium Moscow 00:01 IST: Ante Rebic takes a shot on goal, powered it to perfection but a straightforward save for Jordan Pickford. Croatia 0-1 England.   23:59 IST: Harry Kane misses a close-range effort. The English captain looked to lack conviction there, shot…

England vs. Croatia: World Cup 2018 Live Updates

30’: KANE … No! Not sure how either of Kane’s two shots stayed out there. A super ball from Lingard sprung him behind the offside trap (barely) and his right-footed shot was kicked away. But he controls the rebound at an even tighter angle next to the left post and pings a second attempt in.…

England face Croatia for place in World Cup final

Croatia v England live: Listen to World Cup semi-final – Live – BBC Sport ]]> Summary Biggest England match for 28 years England’s first semi-final appearance since 1990 Southgate names unchanged team Croatia reached semis in 1998 – have never played in final Winners play France in Sunday’s final Live Reporting Line-ups Scores

England vs Croatia: Luka Modric, Dejan Lovren and the dark side of Croatian football which taints World Cup success

If you were able to watch the Russia vs Croatia game live, there is little to no chance you managed to miss the appearance of Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.  Wearing a bright red suit with the Croatian national team jersey underneath, Grabar-Kitarovic was caught passionately cheering in front of amused Russian PM Dmitri Medvedev as well as…

England vs Croatia: Gareth Southgate’s greatest triumph? Convincing his players to ignore their own World Cup history

Gareth Southgate sees the England squad as his family, and he sounded like a protective parent last night, talking about how the mistakes of his generation should not be held against the next one.  Tonight’s semi-final is English football’s biggest game for a generation, but it could also complete a remarkably redemptive arc for Southgate…

Croatia v England: Three Lions have shot at sporting immortality

Southgate ‘privileged’ to see England impact back home 2018 Fifa World Cup semi-final: Croatia v England Date: Wednesday, 11 July (19:00 BST) Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow Coverage: Listen live on 5 live, with live text commentary online England’s players and their manager have an opportunity to achieve sporting immortality on Wednesday as they aim to…

Croatia sack Vukojevic over Vida video

The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) has sacked Ognjen Vukojevic after the former international appeared in a social media video with Domagoj Vida and allegedly made pro-Ukraine remarks. Vukojevic and Vida made comments including “Glory to Ukraine”, a phrase that has been adopted by anti-Russian nationalists, after Croatia beat the World Cup hosts on penalties to book a semi-final…

England to play Croatia in World Cup 2018 semi-final

Croatia ended Russia’s unlikely World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalties to eliminate the gallant hosts after a dramatic quarter-final ended 2-2 after extra time on Saturday. Ivan Rakitic stroked home the winning penalty to send Croatia into a semi-final against England after a night of unremitting tension in Sochi, ending the remarkable…

World Cup: Croatia win Russian roulette

Croatia came back from a goal down, were forced to penalties after a 2-2 thriller and eliminated hosts Russia on penalties to set up a semi-final against England. Russia already caused an upset by eliminating Spain, while the Croatians started Serie A players Ivan Strinic, Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic. As expected, Croatia dominated possession,…

Croatia Defeat Russia on Penalties, Advance to Semi-Finals at 2018 World Cup

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