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Croatia head for first World Cup final after foiling England

MOSCOW: Croatia began preparations for the first World Cup final in their history on Thursday after they came from behind to crush England's hopes in an enthralling contest. The Balkan nation of just four million people will play France on Sunday after Mario Mandzukic's extra-time winner in Wednesday's semi-final prolonged England's 52-year wait to reach a second World Cup final. England roared into the lead in just the fifth minute through Kieran Trippier's superb free-kick, but Croatia hit back through Ivan Perisic…