Croatia perfect in Group D with late Perisic strike

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There was another World Cup game in Group D, you know, where Croatia cemented its contender status with a 2-1 win over Iceland on Tuesday.

Milan Badelj and Ivan Perisic scored to set Croatia up with Denmark in the Round of 16.

Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson scored for Iceland, who was in the match until Perisic’s 90th minute winner.

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Josip Pivaric hit a second half cross that bounded into the path of Fiorentina’s Badelj, who did well to make it 1-0.

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Iceland drew level through Sigurdsson, who hammered a penalty down the middle after a handball in the box.

But that just wasn’t enough, as the criminally overlooked Perisic buried a goal to give the World Cup its second 3-0 team.