On 11 July, Moscow hosted the second semifinal match of the world championship-2018 on football. In “Luzhniki” agreed national teams of England and Croatia, and ended the regular drama. “Checkers” was lost, but once again brought the match to extra time, where he was able to pull out a win and reach the final of the world Cup.
photo: Evgeny Semenov
England was initially considered the favorite in this match and started to prove it from the first minutes of the match with Croatia. At the beginning of the goal from a penalty scored Kieren Trippier, and the founders of football in General, dominated. However, at the same time to double the advantage they have does not work.
Over time, the Croats began to look better and in the end, after the break they managed to restore equality. Ivan Perisic scored a goal, and the British clung to their gates and completely forgot about attack. But now Croatia has not had the strength to put the squeeze on the opponent and it went to extra time – interestingly, but all the games “checkers” in the playoffs for the 2018 world Cup ended in just that.
Only this time to a penalty not reached. In the 109th minute, Mario Mandzukic scored and Croatia went ahead 2-1 and managed to hold this score until the final whistle.
Thus, the Croats will play in the final of the world Cup against France on July 15. England will reveal the strongest in the match with Belgium, and the winner will take third place of the tournament.
Details of the match in our live online broadcast.
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