Trump, May get Croatian jerseys ahead of World Cup semis

Tanya Simon
July 11, 2018

"We're enjoying it and we believe", he said.

But Croatia still lack a major title, and this World Cup is seen as the last chance for this golden generation, which apart from Modric includes Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic and Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

Russian Federation is holding its first-ever FIFA World Cup, which kicked off in Moscow with a spectacular opening show at the Luzhniki Stadium on the night of June 14. "It will be a battle again but I trust us, I have belief in us".

Revisiting his predictions ahead of the upcoming England vs. Croatia semi-final in Moscow, Neville allowed himself a pat on his own back before he urged England supporters to get behind Gareth Southgate's team.

"I've met quite a few of those players and we know exactly how they're held and perhaps, in the modern era, that would be even crazier".

"At this point we will not give up anything and will play against England with all the enthusiasm and passion of Croatian football".

That's reflected in the betting because, while most of the money wagered on back bets in the victor market is behind France, the majority of bets have been put on England lifting the trophy in Moscow next Sunday. "We are a country of four million people", said the 22-year-old.

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England started off with a hard-fought victory against Tunisia, and if that fuelled belief, they thrashed Panama 6-1 in their next match. "I've played against Modric and he's world class ... one of the best there is".

"We are concentrating on what's going on now. Not many of us remember that far back".

Croatia's 3-0 win over Argentina in the group stage was a clear signal that the team led by midfield maestro Luka Modric was a real threat with their clever passing and movement. They've not been as impressive since with battling shootout wins against Denmark and Russian Federation.

Nearly 11 years ago, Croatia beat England in a Euro 2008 qualifier, one that saw England miss out on the continental tournament.

On basis of analytical skills, personal qualities, and command of English, the LOC selected 17,404 volunteers, some of them meant for VIP areas, and trained them to serve in the tournament.

"I was concentrated throughout the match, but after Rakitic's penalty the emotion came bursting out of me".

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