Croatia Vs England

FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinals: Croatia vs England - See pics

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

Jul 14, 2018, 22:13 PM IST
Despite progress, much work remains for coach Gareth Southgate and England's team

Despite progress, much work remains for coach Gareth Southgate and England's team

The 2-1 extra-time defeat to Croatia on Wednesday exposed the limitations of Southgate’s inexperienced side, weaknesses that were evident at other times in the tournament, but were often masked by the euphoria of unexpected success.

Jul 12, 2018, 17:28 PM IST
Croatia ready for France in FIFA World Cup 2018 final, says coach Zlatko Dalić

Croatia ready for France in FIFA World Cup 2018 final, says coach Zlatko Dalić

Croatia’s strength of character will serve them well in the World Cup final against France, their coach and players said after they came from behind for the third straight knockout match to beat England on Wednesday.

Jul 12, 2018, 12:27 PM IST
Croatia's tactical switch powers them into FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Croatia's tactical switch powers them into FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Croatia ruthlessly exposed England’s limitations in the second half of the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday as Zlatko Dalic’s side fought back to secure a famous 2-1 extra-time victory.

Jul 12, 2018, 12:16 PM IST
Gareth Southgate proud but England need to 'suffer' FIFA World Cup loss to Croatia

Gareth Southgate proud but England need to 'suffer' FIFA World Cup loss to Croatia

Southgate’s team made a fine start to their quest to become the first England side to reach the final in 52 years but faded in the second half before going down 2-1 to the Croatians after extra time at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Jul 12, 2018, 10:40 AM IST
England fans crushed after FIFA World Cup ouster but hope for bright future

England fans crushed after FIFA World Cup ouster but hope for bright future

Despite taking the lead early in the first half on Wednesday, England suffered the familiar story of World Cup heartbreak as Croatia equalised in the second half and then claimed the winner in the second period of extra time.

Jul 12, 2018, 10:37 AM IST
Mario Mandzukic calls Croatia lions, coach Zlatko Dalic terms FIFA World Cup semis win fantasy

Mario Mandzukic calls Croatia lions, coach Zlatko Dalic terms FIFA World Cup semis win fantasy

Croatia played like lions to beat England and reach the World Cup final on Wednesday, striker Mario Mandzukic said after scoring the winning goal, while coach Zlatko Dalic described the performance as fantasy.

Jul 12, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
Ecstatic Croatian fans celebrate FIFA World Cup semifinal win over England

Ecstatic Croatian fans celebrate FIFA World Cup semifinal win over England

Mario Mandzukic put Croatia ahead after scoring in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, giving the Balkan nation its first ever place in the finals in history, a result that surprised even some fans.

Jul 12, 2018, 10:25 AM IST
Mario Mandzukic secures Croatia passage into maiden FIFA World Cup final

Mario Mandzukic secures Croatia passage into maiden FIFA World Cup final

Croatia yet again showed their magnificent resilience to come from behind and beat England 2-1 on Wednesday as Mario Mandzukic’s extra-time goal sent them into their first World Cup final and a possible revenge mission against France.

Jul 12, 2018, 10:21 AM IST
Croatia dump England out of FIFA World Cup 2018, set up final date with France

Croatia dump England out of FIFA World Cup 2018, set up final date with France

Croatia reached the World Cup final for the first time after an extra-time goal from Mario Mandzukic gave them a 2-1 win over England in their semi-final.

Jul 12, 2018, 02:25 AM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinals: Croatia vs England - As it happened

FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinals: Croatia vs England - As it happened

England looked on course to book a spot in the title clash but Croatia equalised in the 68th minute to send the match into extra time. In the end, Mario Mandzukic's netted one at extra time to seal the match for Croatia. 

Jul 11, 2018, 23:14 PM IST
Croatia vs England FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinals live streaming timing, channels, websites and apps

Croatia vs England FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinals live streaming timing, channels, websites and apps

Croatia and England will face each other at Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.

Jul 11, 2018, 21:17 PM IST
#WaistcoatWednesday: England fans suit up ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal

#WaistcoatWednesday: England fans suit up ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal

Around a dozen England fans travelling to Moscow on Tuesday for the match wore dark blue waistcoats over their T-shirts as they passed through Heathrow airport, witnesses said.

Jul 11, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule of match on July 11: Croatia vs England semifinal

FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule of match on July 11: Croatia vs England semifinal

England, eyeing a place in the FIFA World Cup final for the first time since the 1966 triumph at home, take on the dangerous Croatia in the second semifinal of the championship on Wednesday night. The winner of semifinal will face 1998 winner France in the final while the losing team will play against Belgium to decide the third and fourth places.

Jul 11, 2018, 12:38 PM IST
England midfielder Jordan Henderson cautions against making FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal against Croatia bigger

England midfielder Jordan Henderson cautions against making FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal against Croatia bigger

England, the 1966 World Cup champion, face Croatia on Wednesday after reaching the semifinals for the first time since the 1990 World Cup.

Jul 11, 2018, 11:44 AM IST
Croatia to 'enjoy' FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal against charged-up England

Croatia to 'enjoy' FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal against charged-up England

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said on the eve of the game that Croatia has no reason to feel nervous as they contemplate only the second World Cup semifinal in their comparatively short history.

Jul 11, 2018, 11:33 AM IST
EPL defeat against Harry Kane irrelevant for FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's Dejan Lovren

EPL defeat against Harry Kane irrelevant for FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's Dejan Lovren

“I don’t know what to say. It’s completely irrelevant to talk about one or other defeat against Tottenham,” said Lovren when he was asked about the game.

Jul 11, 2018, 11:21 AM IST
Croatia vs England FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal preview

Croatia vs England FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal preview

While Croats are in the semifinals on the back of two knockout victories over Denmark and Russia via penalty shootouts, England got past Colombia and Sweden in the last two elimination matches.

Jul 11, 2018, 11:01 AM IST
Gareth Southgate to stick with England's winning formula for FIFA World Cup semifinal

Gareth Southgate to stick with England's winning formula for FIFA World Cup semifinal

England manager Gareth Southgate says he is not about to change his team’s approach for Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia, saying he wants the “same again” from his young side.

Jul 10, 2018, 16:47 PM IST
FIFA ambassador Victoria Lopyreva asks England fans to come to Russia

FIFA ambassador Victoria Lopyreva asks England fans to come to Russia

“Soccer is separate from politics because people who work in politics should concentrate on politics, and people who work in soccer should concentrate on soccer,” Lopyreva, briefly married to Russia striker Fyodor Smolov, said in an interview.

Jul 10, 2018, 16:07 PM IST

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