Croatia 2 - England 1 | Croatia vs England - Live Football Score, Match 2, Semi-finals - Summary

2018 FIFA World Cup

Date: Jul 11, 2018 Start Time: 23:30 IST
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium
Croatia
2
VS
120'+5'
1
England
Croatia Coach: Z. Dalic | England Coach: G. Southgate | Croatia Wins

Croatia Vs England Live Football Score - Match 2, Semi-finals, 2018 FIFA World Cup

Match Highlights
120'+5' Thats all. Game finished - Croatia 2, England 1.
109' Goal Goal! Croatia 2, England 1. Mario Mandzukic - Croatia - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the right corner. Assist - Ivan Perisic with a head.
96' Yellow Card Ante Rebic - Croatia - receive yellow card for a foul.
68' Goal Goal! Croatia 1, England 1. Ivan Perisic - Croatia - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the left corner. Assist - Sime Vrsaljko with a cross.
54' Yellow Card Kyle Walker - England - receive yellow card.
48' Yellow Card Mario Mandzukic - Croatia - receive yellow card.
45' Second Half starts Croatia 0, England 1.
45'+2' First Half ended - Croatia 0, England 1.
5' Goal Goal! Croatia 0, England 1. Kieran Trippier - England - from a free kick with a shot with right foot to the top right corner.
- Kick Off Kick Off, First Half starts.
120'+5' Thats all. Game finished - Croatia 2, England 1.
120'+5' Second Half Extra Time ends, Croatia 2, England 1.
120'+4' Hand ball by Milan Badelj - Croatia
120'+2' Free kick Ivan Rakitic - Croatia - won a free kick in defence.
120'+2' Fouled by Jamie Vardy - England
Match stats
Croatia
England
23
Fouls
14
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
1
Offsides
3
8
Corner Kicks
4
0
Saves
5
Match Preview

England will look to cement their spot in finals of the ongoing 21st edition of FIFA World Cup when they square off with Croatia in the second semi-final clash at Luzhniki Stadium. England have impressed the football fans across the world with their skilful display of the game in the tournament so far. The Harry Kane-led side have lost only to Belgium in their third and final clash of the group stage. England thrashed Columbia (4-3) before beating Sweden 2-0 to set up a semi-final clash against Croatia.

 

Croatia, on the other hand, are riding high on the confidence as they have won all the matches in the tournament so far. But England will definitely be the toughest competitor among the teams they have faced so far. The Luka Modric-led side swept aside Argentina 3-0 and Iceland 2-1 before thrashing hosts Russian 4-3 in their quarter-final clash.

 

Both the teams have met each other five times before in the competitive clashes, and England hold a 3-2 record against the Croatians. Their last clash was at the 2010 World Cup qualifiers where England thrashed Croatia 5-1 in a vigorous manner. The winning team in today's match will face France in the final match, which is slated to be held on July 15.

 

On a related note, the England and Croatia squads are as follow:

 

England

 

Goalkeepers- Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland.

 

Defenders- Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Fabian Delph, Ashley Young, Trent-Alexander Arnold.

 

Midfielders- Eric Dier, Jesse Lingard, Jordan Henderson, Dele Alli, Ruben-Loftus Cheek.

 

Forwards- Harry Kane (C), Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck, Marcus Rashford.

 

Croatia

 

Goalkeepers- Danijel Subasic , Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic.

 

Defenders- Vedran Corluka , Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic , Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko , Josip Pivaric , Tin Jedvaj, Duje Caleta-Car.

 

Midfielders- Luka Modric , Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic , Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Filip Bradaric

 

Forwards- Mario Mandzukic , Ivan Perisic , Nikola Kalinic , Andrej Kramaric, Marko Pjaca, Ante Rebic.

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