Not coming home: Croatia shatter England’s World Cup dream

Not coming home: Croatia shatter England’s World Cup dream

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Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute as Croatia came from behind to beat England 2-1 after extra time and reach their first World Cup final, where they will face France on Sunday.

England, appearing in their first semi-final since 1990, had looked on course for their first final since 1966 as they led through Kieran Trippier’s fifth-minute free kick and totally dominated the opening half.

Croatia, in their first semi since 1998, levelled through Ivan Perisic after 68 minutes and then looked the more dangerous side.

It stayed level at 90 minutes, meaning Croatia faced extra time for the third successive game, having got past Denmark and Russia on penalties.

But just when it looked as if they would beco

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