Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Finally, England and Croatia have to banish semifinal blues

Tanya Simon
July 10, 2018

Croatia, meanwhile have made the World Cup knockout rounds for the first time since 1998, when they reached the semi-final and finished third overall.

There had been suggestions that Southgate might bring in either Eric Dier or Fabian Delph to sit alongside Henderson, but the Daily Mirror report England will stick with the adventurous approach that has served them so well.

Luka Modric is actually the Vatreni's top scorer with two goals from five matches, and his set pieces responsibilities could make 5/1 (6.00) anytime odds prove fruitful. The two teams last faced each other in World Cup qualifying in 2009, and both matches in that group went decisively to England - but that was almost a decade ago.

"He was a constant threat to Sweden, of course he hasn't scored the goals he would have liked to have scored but for myself and the players he has been a crucial part of the way that we have been playing", he said.

The Spurs ace scored his first goal of the competition on Saturday afternoon as he headed home Jesse Lingard's cross to seal a 2-0 win against Sweden, and fans will be hoping that it sparks improved performances after a disappointing tournament to date.

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Its database has some information about the children's parents but was not created to reunify families by the court's deadline. But on Monday, she said nine were removed from the United States and another nine were released here.

England face Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

"We experienced the extra time and penalties (against Colombia) and we know the physical and emotional effect of that", he said. "So we won't win the game just because Croatia had half an hour more football than us three days ago, we've got to win because we play better".

"None of us are satisfied and none of us are particularly hyped-up".

"What they did was impressive but we want to keep writing our own history and enjoy what we are doing which is very positive", he added.

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