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Mario Mandzukic Breaks The Most Unfortunate World Cup Record Ever

Mario Mandzukic Breaks The Most Unfortunate World Cup Record Ever

On Wednesday he scored a 109th winner in the World Cup semi-final against England. Three days later, Mario Mandzukic became the first player in World Cup history to score an own goal in the final. Football can be a cruel game.

France striker Antoine Griezmann went down rather theatrically in the 18th minute to win a free-kick in the final third and seconds later, he whipped it into the penalty area.

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Unfortunately for Mandzukic, he flicked on his cross which stumped Danijel Subasic and headed in an own goal and in the meantime, he scored the first goal in World Cup final history.

As you can imagine, England fans were rather pleased about his own goal after Mandzukic broke the hearts of a nation earlier this week after he bagged an extra-time winner.

It was certainly a big talking point on social media

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Ivan Perisic equalised in the 28th minute to give Croatia hope, but he later conceded a penalty after handling in the box. Antoine Griezmann converted and France had the advantage.


Topics: Football News, world cup final, Football, Croatia, France, Mario Mandzukic

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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