Mario Mandzukic sweeps home left-footed after John Stones switched off in the second half of the extra time had taken Croatia to the final of the World Cup 2018. They will now take on France in the final of the World Cup on Sunday، Economic Times reported.
Mario Mandzukic has given Croatia a 2-1 lead over England in the second half of extra time in their World Cup semifinal. The Croatia forward latched onto Ivan Perisic’s header and rifled the ball past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 109th minute. <..
England and Croatia had gone to extra time after the World Cup semifinal finished 1-1 in regulation.
Ivan Perisic equalized with a volley in the 68th minute after Kieran Trippier's free kick in the fifth had given England an early lead.
Perisic nearly followed up with a second goal moments after his first but he hit the post for the second game in succession.
England could have scored a second when Jesse Lingard received the ball in space on the edge of the box in the 35th but shot wide.