Croatia is headed to Sunday’s World Cup final in Russia to face France. Wednesday’s semi-final match against England ended 1:1 in regular time after Ivan Perišić scored 68 minutes into the game to match Kieran Trippier’s early free-kick for England.
England, who had not been to a semifinal since 1990, was hoping to advance to the final for the first time since 1966. Those hopes were dashed when Mario Mandžukić scored the winning goal for Croatia in extra time. Croatia’s best previous performance in the tournament was the semifinal in 1998.