Croatia v England, 11 July 2018

Score2-1 to Croatia
Referee Cüneyt Çakir
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Semi-final
VenueLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance78,011
Kick-off: 9.00pm local (7.00pm BST) After extra time - 1-1 at 90 minutes Croatia v England was Match 62 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Referee: Cüneyt Cakir (Turkey) Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (Turkey) Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (Turkey) Fourth Official: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands) Reserve AR: Sander van Roekel (Netherlands) VAR: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands) This was Croatia's second World Cup semi-final; also in their first World Cup participation in 1998 when they lost 2-1 against France in Paris. Croatia became the 13th nation to reach a World Cup final and the tenth from Europe. Only Uruguay (approx two million) in 1930 now had a lower population than Croatia (around 4.2million) when reaching a World Cup final. Since the introduction of the FIFA World Ranking in 1992, Croatia became the lowest ranked nation to reach a World Cup final (20th). Croatia became only the second of 19 nations who were behind at half-time in a World Cup semi-final who recovered to progress to the final; also Argentina versus Italy in 1990. This was England's third World Cup semi-final; also a 2-1 win against Portugal at Wembley in 1966 and lost on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Germany at Italia '90. England had now been eliminated in four of their five semi-finals at major tournaments and lost each of the last four (also Euro 1968 versus Yugoslavia, World Cup 1990 versus West Germany and Euro 1996 versus Germany). Kieran Trippier joined Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker as the goalscorers for England in World Cup semi-finals. With Kieran Trippier's goal, 12 goals had now been scored at this World Cup finals by Tottenham Hotspur's players; more than any other club (Barcelona, 11). The quickest goal in a World Cup semi-final remained as 35 seconds by Arne Nyberg for Sweden against Hungary in 1938. Ivan Perišić had now scored four goals at the World Cup finals. Only Davor Šuker (six) had scored more for Croatia. Croatia had now scored in each of their last ten games at the World Cup finals since 2006. Croatia became the fourth nation to go to extra time in three games at the same World Cup finals; also Belgium in 1986, England in 1990 and Argentina in 2014. Following their quarter-final win against Sweden, England failed in their attempt to beat two European nations at the same World Cup finals for the first time since 1982 (versus Czechoslovakia and France).

2  Croatia

Manager: Zlatko Dalić

1  England

Manager: Gareth Southgate

Goals:

Ivan Perišić 68 G
Mario Mandžukić 109 G

Goals:

Kieran Trippier 5 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Danijel Subašić
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender Ivan Strinic
Defender Domagoj Vida
Defender/Midfielder Šime Vrsaljko
Midfielder Marcelo Brozović
Midfielder Luka Modrić (captain)
Midfielder Ivan Rakitić
Midfielder/Forward Ivan Perišić
Forward Ante Rebić

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender John Stones
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Trippier
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Dele Alli
Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling
Forward Harry Kane (captain)

Substitutions:

Josip Pivarić for Ivan Strinic 95
Andrej Kramarić for Ante Rebić 101
Vedran Corluka for Mario Mandžukić 115
Milan Badelj for Luka Modrić 119

Substitutions:

Marcus Rashford for Raheem Sterling 74
Danny Rose for Ashley Young 91
Eric Dier for Jordan Henderson 97
Jamie Vardy for Kyle Walker 112

Cards:

Mario Mandžukić 48 Y
Ante Rebić 96 Y

Cards:

Kyle Walker 54 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lovre Kalinić
Goalkeeper Dominik Livaković
Defender Dulje Caleta-Car
Defender Vedran Corluka
Defender Tin Jedvaj
Defender Josip Pivarić
Midfielder Milan Badelj
Midfielder Filip Bradarić
Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder/Forward Marko Pjaca

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Goalkeeper Nick Pope
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Eric Dier
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Danny Rose
Midfielder Fabian Delph
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Jamie Vardy
Forward Danny Welbeck

Comments:

Having already used their four substitutes, England were reduced to ten men for the last five minutes of extra time due to Kieran Trippier leaving the field due to injury.