Brilliant saves by Subasic: England vs Croatia All Goals Highlights Trippier Goals 2018. Against Sweden, England desperately sought the goal which settled them down in the first half. After having scored early this time, and with the margins in knock-out football so delicately fine, they’ll need a two-goal lead at least before they feel comfortable. Croatia, meanwhile, are growing into this game and Subasic is doing well to contain Kane.
Croatia have decent possession of the ball, but the scoreboard is not on their side so far. England are a potent threat with their counter-attacks.
Trippier’s superb curled finish is the first scored from a direct free-kick by an England player at the World Cup since David Beckham’s against Ecuador in 2006.
Speedy semi-final starts
While Kieran Trippier may have struck after five minutes, there have been three players give their side the edge even earlier in semi-finals, but not for a while!
35 seconds: Arne Nyberg, Sweden vs Hundary, 1938
Two minutes: Vava for Brazil vs France, 1958
Four minutes: Djordje Vujadinovic for Yugoslavia vs Uruguay, 1930
Plenty of hope for Croatia, though, as both Uruguay and Hungary earned 6-1 and 5-1 victories!