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VIDEO: Mandzukic puts Croatia ahead in extra time

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Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic, second right, scores his side’s second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)


Mario Mandzukic picked up a date with the World Cup Final, and it looks like the trophy is not coming home.

Juventus’ towering striker seemed due for a big moment, and they hardly get bigger than this.

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Ivan Perisic, who scored Croatia’s equalizer, won a 50-50 ball with Kieran Trippier, who scored England’s opener, and the ball popped out of the reach of Kyle Walker.

Mandzukic cut past the mark of John Stones, and squeezed a shot beyond the reach of Jordan Pickford.

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