Juventus's record signing Cristiano Ronaldo completed his move from Real Madrid and remains keen to help his new club win their first Champions League title in over two decades.
Ronaldo, who joined the Turin-based club from Real Madrid on a four-year contract for £99m, said he did not want to stay in his comfort zone after winning three consecutive Champions League titles with the Spanish club.
Croatia advanced to its first World Cup final by joining Argentina (1990) as the only teams to win a semifinal match they trailed at halftime.
Croatia fell behind on Kieran Trippier’s free kick in the fifth minute, but leveled the score on Ivan Perisic’s leaping, left-footed volley in the 68th minute.
Mario Mandzukic scored the game-winner in extra time, a left-footed shot from the left side of the box that beat England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
England was looking to advance to its first World Cup final since 1966. Croatia will play France in Moscow on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Juventus after the Italian champions agreed a fee of around £88m with Real Madrid, bringing an end to a hugely successful nine-year stay at the Bernabeu.
The 33-year-old had hinted after Real’s third successive Champions League final triumph in May that he was keen to leave Spain and, with Manchester United reluctant to enter the bidding, he has decided to move to Serie A.