2018 FIFA World Cup: Croatia defeat England to reach the World Cup final for the first time - photos

Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal deep in extra time as Croatia beat England 2-1 in an utterly gripping World Cup semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday to set up a final date with France. England had been the ones hoping to make history, in what was their first appearance in the semi-finals in 28 years.
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Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.
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Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic celebrates at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.
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Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (C) shoots and scores his team's second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.
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England's defender Kieran Trippier celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.
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Croatia's forward Ivan Perisic celebrates after scoring the equaliser during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.
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Croatia's forward Ante Rebic vies for the header with England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (R) during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.
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Croatia's defender Dejan Lovren (2nd-R) vies for the header with England's midfielder Dele Alli (R) and England's forward Harry Kane during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.
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Croatia's defender Sime Vrsaljko (R) and Croatia's defender Dejan Lovren (L) challenge England's forward Raheem Sterling (C) during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.
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Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (L) vies for the ball with England's midfielder Jordan Henderson during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.
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Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (C-L) vies for the header with England's defender John Stones during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.
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Zlatko Dalic, Head coach of Croatia celebrates victory after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
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Gareth Southgate, Manager of England looks dejected after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
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England football fans react after their defeat as they watch the Hyde Park screening of the FIFA 2018 World Cup semi-final match between Croatia and England on July 11, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.The winner of this evening's match will go on to play France in Sunday's World Cup final in Moscow. Up to 30,000 free tickets were available by ballot for the biggest London screening of a football match since 1996.
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Football fans watch England play Croatia at the Auto Trader World Cup semi-final screening in Castlefield Bowl on July 11, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. World Cup fever is building among England fans after reaching the Semi Finals of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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An England and a Croatian football fan pose in Red Square ahead of tonight's World Cup semi-final game between England and Croatia on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.