Croatia fell victim to a costly deflection early in Sunday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Final against France, but as fate would have it, a redirect came of great benefit to the Blazers 10 minutes later.
After Mario Manduzkic’s own goal off of an Antoine Griezmann free kick gave Les Bleus a 1-0 lead in Russia, Croatia didn’t waste much time knotting the score, as Ivan Perisic found the back of the net in the 38th minute with help some from a deflection.
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At this stage in the tournament, either club will take any goals however they can get them.
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