Reviewing Day 23 of the FIFA World Cup

Croatia has advanced to their first ever World Cup Final

Croatia makes history

Part of our 2018 FIFA World Cup Hub

The second semifinal happened today, sending England to the 3rd place play-off, and sending Croatia to the Final.

This will be Croatia’s first ever World Cup Final.

England will go to their 2nd ever 3rd place play-off, having lost their only other one to the hosts at Italy 1990.

The last two games will happen on Saturday and Sunday.

The 3rd place play-off will be at 10am Eastern Time on Saturday, and the Final will be at 11am on Sunday.


Croatia came out on top of the first ever World Cup meeting between these two teams. It will likely be the most important match ever played between the two countries.

None of the players will be suspended for the final matches.

  • CRO 0-1 ENG (5′ Trippier)
  • CRO 1-1 ENG (68′ Perisic)
  • CRO 1-2 ENG (109′ Mandzukic)

Mika Ryu

Law student at Western University, and UofT graduate in economics and linguistics. Remember that your version of the world is always too simple.

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