Team Croatia paired France in the final match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup 2-1 win over England in the overtime period of the semifinals match at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital of Moscow on Wednesday.
The Croatian national anthem was the first to be played before the match at the almost full-house 80,000-seat Luzhniki Area kicked off. The audience at the match between England and Croatia totaled 78,011 spectators.
Both teams went on strong offensives testing each other from the onset of the match, but it was England to open the score by England’s defender Kieran Trippier going just six minutes into the game.
Although the statistics registered the 58% of the ball possession in favor of Croatia against England’s 42%, the first half ended with 1-0 flashing on the scoreboard.