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Croatia vs. England top shots

Croatia’s Marcelo Brozovic, Domagoj Vida, and Englands Raheem Sterling (L-R) in their 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final match at Luzhniki Stadium. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

Best photos from Croatia vs. England

In the beginning, it was quintessential England. In the end, it was quintessential Mario Mandzukic; it is the end of England’s magical World Cup run; and it is the continuation of Croatia’s.

Croatia, a country of just over 4 million people, advanced to its first-ever World Cup final with a dramatic 2-1 extra-time victory over the English on Wednesday.

Henry Bushnell