A dead fish landed on the pitch during England-Croatia

Stephanie Chase
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From Digital Spy

It was a devastating night for England on Wednesday (July 11), after they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Croatia in their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.

But during the first half, there was a particularly bizarre moment – that no one has any explanation for.

Somehow, some way, a dead fish made it onto the pitch at Luzhniki Stadium in Russia.

The literal fish-out-of-water didn't manage to disrupt the match and it was quickly removed from the pitch by an official with an orange plastic bag.

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It's not known whether the fish was thrown by an England fan or a Croatia fan.

But to whoever did the deed, we have a lot of questions: first, why throw a dead fish during a football match? And secondly, why did you have a dead fish with you in the first place?





Things seemed to be going so well for England at the beginning, when Kieran Trippier scored a beautiful goal from a free kick just five minutes into the first half to give England a 1-0 lead.

But in the second half, Croatia's Ivan Perisic evened the score to take the match into extra time.

Then, the Three Lions' World Cup dreams were crushed when Mario Mandzukic scored Croatia's late winner.

England will now play Belgium on Saturday (July 14) for the third place spot.

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