World Cup: Croatia’s Semi-Final Clash With England Goes To Extra-Time

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Updated July 11, 2018
Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric (L) vies with England’s midfielder Dele Alli during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018. Photo: Alexander NEMENOV / AFP

 

Croatia and England were locked at 1-1 at the end of normal time in their World Cup semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday.

Kieran Trippier gave England a dream start in the Luzhniki Stadium, curling in a free-kick past the despairing dive of Danijel Subasic in just the fifth minute.

But Ivan Perisic levelled for Croatia in the 68th minute, nipping ahead of Kyle Walker to steer home Sime Vrsaljko’s cross past a diving Jordan Pickford.

England’s defender Kieran Trippier (R) runs to celebrates his opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018. Photo: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP
Croatia’s forward Ivan Perisic (C) reacts after scoring his team’s first goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018. Photo: Jewel SAMAD / AFP
Croatia’s forward Ivan Perisic (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018. Jewel SAMAD / AFP