during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.Image courtesy SkySport

Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic grabbed an extra-time goal to end England’s dream of winning the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.

The Three Lions took the lead via a Kieran Trippier free-kick in the 5th minute of the game but Ivan Perisic leveled for the 1998 third-placed finishers.

Both teams battled to win the game but Croatia came closest after they hit the woodwork in the dying minutes.

And as the extra-time began, the English defence went flat-footed to let Mandzukic beat Jordan Pickford in the near post, giving Croatia a 2-1 win.

Croatia will take on France in the final on Sunday, after Garry Southgate’s men would have taken on Belgium in the third-placed play-off on Saturday.