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2018/07/11 | 20:00| Group A| Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow| Full Time|

As it happened: Croatia 2-1 England

2018-07-11 22:50
Last Updated at 20:32
11 Jul 23:13

That is all folks, Thank You for choosing Sport24 to catch this epic Soccer World Cup semi-final clash between Croatia and England.

Sadly, its not coming home for the Three Lions but Croatia have a chance to make history if they win against France.

For now, enjoy the rest of your evening. 

See you SUNDAY!

11 Jul 23:10
The story continues for Croatia ...
11 Jul 23:10
11 Jul 23:08


France v Croatia - 17:00

11 Jul 23:07


Belgium v England - 16:00

11 Jul 23:05
Pitso Mosimane: "After going to penalties twice (against Denmark and Russia) Croatia have NINE lives ..."
11 Jul 23:02

England should feel proud, in which they are, as they punched above their weight (third youngest team at the World Cup). Croatia's individual experience came in handy.

Rebic, Mandzukic, Perisic, Rakatic, Vida, Modric and Subasic have all performed well...

11 Jul 22:59
After Trippier's early goal, England were too cagey and well aware of their lead in which they tried to protect. Croatia just got better as the match progressed. Rakatic and Modric slowly started to dictate things with Mandzukic, who was quiet for majority of the game was a fox in the box when his chance came. 
11 Jul 22:54
MATCH REPORT: It’s NOT coming home! Croatia beat England to reach SWC final
11 Jul 22:52
Mario Mandzukic named Man-of-the-Match
11 Jul 22:40

FULL-TIME: Croatia have beaten England 2-1 ...

Heartbreak as the England players fall to the ground as the Croatian bench storms the field. ELATION! 

11 Jul 22:38
124' FINAL chance here with rashford standing behind a free-kick. The United man sends in lob free-kick into the 18th area but Croatia defence dinks it out ....
11 Jul 22:37
122' Rakatic and Alli go at one another with the Barcelona man wasting time ...
11 Jul 22:34
120' FOUR minutes of stoppage time
11 Jul 22:33
119' Kramatic is onside and decides to go all on his own and pulls the trigger just before running out of steam. His effort hits the side netting. 
11 Jul 22:31
118' Luka Modric is replaced with Badelj coming on.
11 Jul 22:29
116' CHANCE! Rakatic fizzes a shot towards goal only for Pickford to save it.
11 Jul 22:29
116' Southgate issuing instructions to Vardy. Ever calm to be honest. 
11 Jul 22:28
115' Mandzukic is replaced by Corluka.
11 Jul 22:27
112' Substitution: Vardy is now on for Kyle Walker.
11 Jul 22:25
Mandzukic puts Croatia ahead with low shot across Pickford ...
11 Jul 22:22
11 Jul 22:21
107' Rakatic takes the corner-kick quickly and Brozovic leaps forward and pulls the trigger but his short is over the crossbar from an awkward angle!
11 Jul 22:18
105' Second-half of extra-time is underway ...
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11 Jul 22:15

107' CHANCE!

Mandzukic receives a searching ball in which he can just tap in side the net but Pickford rushes out and punches the ball away.

11 Jul 22:13
105' TWO minutes of additional time added on ...
11 Jul 22:13
103' Rose has shown great impetus going forward. England showing effort but tired legs out there.
11 Jul 22:11
101' Rebic is replaced by the in-form Kramaric.
11 Jul 22:11
99' Off the line! Stones gets up brilliantly, heads towards the far corner, and Vrasaljko heads off the line! Stones completely unmarked, but did superbly to head from 10 yards out!
11 Jul 22:06
98' And almost immediately Dier brings energy into the match with powerful strike that deflects off a Croatian shirt and out for corner-kick. Nothing comes off the corner but England looking better. 
11 Jul 22:05
97' Finally Henderson is replaced. Southgate introduces Eric Dier into the match.
11 Jul 22:03
95' Rose already giving England that necessary width and is fouled in the centre of Croatia's half, after wiggling his way towards the right. Rebic brings the Spurs wing-back down and gets a yellow card.
11 Jul 22:01
94' Strinic comes off with an injury and Pivaric replaces the player
11 Jul 22:00

92' Southgate might be superstitious with keeping Henderson on. The Liverpool midfielder, in his last 30 outings with England, has not LOST a single match. 


11 Jul 21:58
Danny Rose replaces Ashley Young
11 Jul 21:57
90' First-half of extra-time is underway ...
11 Jul 21:54

Tense affair and Croatia look the better side after the final whistle was blown.

England need need fuel in the middle of the park. Loftus-Cheek and Eric Dier could offer that.

11 Jul 21:54

FULL-TIME: Croatia 1-1 England


11 Jul 21:49
91' FREE-KICK ... Tripper stands behind and dinks in a searching cross, where Kane losses his marker to header the ball down and wide.
11 Jul 21:47
11 Jul 21:47
88' Croatia's experience really showing here as it has in their two previous games (Russia and Denmark).
11 Jul 21:46
87' Loftus-Cheek or Eric Dier could bring life into England's midfield. Southgate should ponder on that change (replacing Henderson). Lingard chasing shadows as well. 
11 Jul 21:43

84' CHANCE! What a ball by Modric into the box.

Mandzukic collects it at a slight angle on his chest, he manages to get a half volley off, but Pickford beats it away!

11 Jul 21:43
82' Croatia seeing a lot of the ball here. More than they have ever in the past 70 minutes. 
11 Jul 21:41

80' Tense match now. Nerves and emotions can be felt from the crowd. No player wants to put a foot wrong. Croatia have momentum on their side. The youthful England side need nerves of steel and possibly a breather and word from their coach Southgate. 

Could we be heading for Extra-time?

11 Jul 21:35
77' And just as I say that, Henderson scuffs up a nervy pass towards Lingard and rather shoots for goal. Needs to be composed.