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World Cup semifinal: England vs. Croatia

Croatia defeated England, 2-1, in extra time in the 2018 FIFA World Cup semifinals on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Croatia's Ivan Perisic celebrates after scoring his side's first 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.

Croatia's Ivan Perisic scores his side's opening 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.

Croatia's Ivan Perisic celebrates after scoring his side's first 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.

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England's Kyle Walker (R) vies for the header with Croatia's Ivan Rakitic during the World Cup semifinal at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.

England's Jordan Pickford (L) challenges Croatia's Ante Rebic during the World Cup semifinal at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.

England's Kieran Trippier, up, and Croatia's Ivan Strinic challenge for the ball 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.

Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, center, makes a save in front of England's Raheem Sterling, right, 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.

Croatia's Ivan Perisic, top right, scores his side's opening 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.

England's Jesse Lingard, left, is pushed by Croatia's Ivan Rakitic 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.

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, right, catches a ball ahead of Croatia's Ante Rebic, left, 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.

Referee Cuneyt Cakir from Turkey talks to England's Jesse Lingard, left, 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.

England's Harry Kane, left, heads the ball 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.

England's Kieran Trippier, center, celebrates with England's Harry Kane, right, and England's Jesse Lingard, left, after scoring the opening 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.

England's Kieran Trippier celebrates after scoring the opening 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.

England's Kieran Trippier scores the opening 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.

England's Kieran Trippier beats Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic to score the opening goal from a free kick 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.

Croatia's defense jumps for a free kick by England's Kieran Trippier who scores the opening 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.

England's Harry Kane stretches during warmup before the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

England's Harry Kane, center, and his teammates run during warmup before the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford of England reacts up prior the FIFA World Cup 2018 semi final soccer match between Croatia and England in Moscow, Russia, 11 July 2018.

Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric warms up prior to the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.

England supporters cheer ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.

An England supporter cheers ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.

Fan with a flag of Croatia painted on his head waits for the start of the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.