GIF: Mario Mandzukic’s studs up 'tackle' that earned him a red card tonight 8 years ago

GIF: Mario Mandzukic’s studs up 'tackle' that earned him a red card tonight

‘Tackle’ is probably a bit generous to be honest.

We don’t really know what Mario Mandzukic was at here. Only minutes before, he had scored the only goal of the game, putting Croatia into pole position in their World Cup play-off second leg tie with Iceland tonight.

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But as he tried to control a ball later in the game he went in way, way over the ball, and the knee, of his Icelandic opponent.

Mandzukic

Hat-tip to Bleacher Report for the GIF