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Mandzukic sends irrepressible Croatia into first World Cup final


Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates scoring their second goal. -REUTERS/Carl Recine

Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates scoring their second goal. -REUTERS/Carl Recine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Croatia yet again showed their magnificent resilience to come from behind and beat England 2-1 on Wednesday as Mario Mandzukic's extra-time goal sent them into their first World Cup final and a possible revenge mission against France.

For the third successive knockout game the Croats trailed, this time to Kieran Trippier's fifth-minute free kick, but they fought back once more to force extra time.

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