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    Croatia Slams Door on England’s World Cup Dream

    The country of just 4.1 million grabbed its place in World Cup history yesterday, defeating England 2-1 in extra time for its first shot at a title, as Mario Mandzukic fired the winning goal past England’s Jordan Pickford on a setup from Ivan Perisic. England — whose manager called the Croatians “hardened warriors” — will replay Belgium Saturday for third place. And 20 years after Croatia’s first World Cup appearance, its second “golden generation” will face off against powerhouse France Sunday in a final test of its celebrated mettle.

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