KFC Best Defensive Moment: Sime Vrsaljko's clearance against England

With this year's football extravaganza already concluded, we take a look at the best defensive moment in the tournament

Defenders are given less credit compared to attacking players everywhere in the world, but there's one man who will be remembered for his best defensive moment at the recent global showpiece, and that's Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko.  

While all eyes were on the likes of Sergio Ramos, Diego Godin and Gerard Pique among other defenders, no one expected the Croatian full-back to really do what he did against England

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The 26-year-old came off an injury to start against The Three Lions, and very few people believed he was fit enough to last for the entire 120 minutes of the grueling semi-final clash. 

His stoppage time clearance when Croatia were within touching distance of their first ever final will undoubtedly be regarded as his biggest contribution. 


Vrsaljko had worked tirelessly down the right hand side of the pitch against England, and although he grabbed an assist to Ivan Perisic's goal, helping Croatia maintain their lead was vital. 

He prevented John Stones from levelling matters, and looking back at the tournament, no defensive clearance matches Vrsaljko's.