Croatia knock over every blade of grass as they beat England 2-1 in the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Kieran Trippier opened the account for England with a free-kick in the fifth minute of the match as he became the first player after David Beckham to add a free-kick goal at the World Cup for the Three Lions. kane and Lingard missed the glories chances in the first 45 minutes, which costed England in the end. Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic levelled the things in the second half, and Juventus star Mario Mandzukic won the match for Croatia in the extra-time. With the effect of this result - England will face Belgium for the third-place match on Saturday - while Croatia will go head-to-head against the 1998 World Cup Champions France in the final.