Did England attempt to score while Croatia celebrated second goal?

Did England attempt to score while Croatia celebrated second goal?

Then, in the 109th minute, a moment of lapse defending from England's defenders allowed Mario Mandzukic to sweep the ball past Jordan Pickford for Croatia's winning goal.

"Until they scored [the equaliser] we were always under cosh", Kane said.

Croatia will take on France in the final on Sunday.

But the goal stood, and it energized the Croatian players.

"I have been in sport in different areas for long enough to know what my life is day to day".

"The experience of the matches, the whole thing is beyond where we thought we were able to go". I think knockout football is about fine margins and when you have good spells against fine sides you need to take your chances.

Although they saw more of the ball, Dalic's side initially struggled to offer a significant improvement after half-time and England had a penalty shout turned down just after the hour - Domagoj Vida getting a slight touch on the ball before sending Sterling tumbling.

Perisic came close again and Mandzukic had a shot saved by Pickford as Croatia pressed for the victor but it wasn't to come and the game headed into extra-time.

For Croatia, it's on the brink of arguably the most shocking World Cup title run in modern history.

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What is not in doubt is their quality.

The Three Lions can be proud of their performance at this summer's World Cup finals in Russian Federation.

Croatia will face France in Sunday's final (4pm) as they look for their first taste of glory on the worldwide stage.

As well as scoring, Perisic also hit the post for the second straight game and set up Mandzukic's victor, heading a poor clearance toward the Juventus striker to score.

Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren lasted just 31 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur during the Reds' 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Spurs last October.

"English journalists, pundits from television, they underestimated Croatia and that was a huge mistake".

Defender Sime Vrsaljko lofted a pass toward England's goal.

Fan footage has emerged on social media showing England attempting to kick-off and score while Croatian players were off the field celebrating their second goal. They now have the chance to avenge that loss and become the ninth nation to win a World Cup final.

Croatia reached the first World Cup final in their young history on Wednesday, prolonging England's decades of pain as they set up a decider against France with a 2-1 win.

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