FIFA 2018: Croatia comes from behind to surge ahead to the Finals

Those who were expecting a France-England face-off in the Finals of the FIFA World Cup 2018 (which included most football lovers in the world), were left mighty disappointed and in shock when England lost to Croatia 2-1 in their Semi-Final tie last night (July 11). 

Kieran Trippier gave England the advantage in just the 5th minute of the match by converting a free kick into a goal. However, England failed to capitalise on numerous goal-scoring opportunities, including two huge misses by Harry Kane. 

The spirited Croatians kept their pressure on the England half, with Ivan Perisic breaking through in the 69th minute to score the equaliser and Mario Mandzukic sealed Croatia’s place in the Finals with his goal scored during the extra time (109th minute). 

This is the first time that Croatia will be playing in the Finals of FIFA World Cup.  

Watch all the explosive action Live on SonyLIV, the official mobile and internet broadcaster for the FIFA World Cup 2018. It is the go-to destination for all football fanatics. 

Check out the Match Centre on SonyLIV, where viewers can see live scores, player positions, team data, match statistics and live commentary. For a more engaging experience, users can set reminders or view the entire schedule, while the points table gives a quick update on the standings, scores, etc. Additionally, SonyLIV has also created a fan-zone on the second screen that users can access on their mobile phones or tablets and experience features like match predictions, emotion meter, polls, and contests, even as they watch the game in real-time. 

Other features include viewing missed games with snippets and clips of key moments from every match along with highlights. To cater to the widest possible range of viewers, SonyLIV will be available in six simultaneous audio feeds - Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and English.


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