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Croatia 2-1 England: Things we learned

Read Sport logo Read Sport 11/07/2018 Daniel Emery
England v Croatia: Semi Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia © Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Sport England v Croatia: Semi Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

England were knocked out of the World Cup on Wednesday night as they lost 2-1 to Croatia in extra-time.

A goal from Mario Mandzukic in extra-time secured the win for Croatia, who equalised in the 68th minute through Ivan Perisic.

Kieran Trippier handed England the lead after five minutes, with a superb free-kick, but Gareth Southgate’s men then sat back and let Croatia dominate the game and create chances.

Here are four things we learned from the game…

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