“There were euphoric scenes all over Croatia as Mario Mandzukic sent the nation into the World Cup final deep into extra-time.

Ivan Perisic’s second-half equaliser and Mandzukic’s left-foot strike has sent Croatia into its first ever World Cup final. Crazy scenes followed Mandzukic’s goal and then the referee’s final whistle all over the country.

Over 50,000 fans once again were at the watch party on Zagreb’s Trg Ban Jelacic and the flares and fireworks could be seen and heard far away.” (Croatia Week)


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