Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
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Croatia vs. England preview, time, how to watch

Croatia vs. England preview, time, how to watch

Alli, who missed England's final two group games due to a thigh injury, dismissed the notion that nerves may have got to him in the quarterfinal. "We can't concentrate too much on them, we have to concentrate on ourselves and that's exactly what we will be doing going into the game".

Underrated throughout the tournament, Croatia has seen off some tough opposition. They put in another display of that ilk on Tuesday.

Croatia have needed penalty shoot-outs to overcome Denmark and Russian Federation in the knockout stage.

Vrsaljko says that he expects the match against England to be completely different than the games against Denmark and Russian Federation.

England's run to the semi-finals of the World Cup is the first time they have reached that stage since 1990.

"We have strength and we're united on the pitch", the Barcelona star told FIFA TV.

On the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings Croatia are 20th with England at 12th. I felt something unusual in my knee and after talking with the doctor on the sideline we decided I should come off.


Adorned in the red and white of Croatia, thousands have watched Modric and his teammates advance through to the semi-finals. As players, we know that sometimes you can have games where your control isn't as good as it should be or your decision making isn't as sharp - and I felt like it was one of those games.

While they haven't played with the attacking potential they're capable of, France have been measured and professional throughout this World Cup.

Lovren continued: "I have all respect for Harry Kane".

Most of the England players have also come in to existence.

Croatia's squad has an average age of 27.9 while England, along with France, are the second youngest squad at the World Cup behind Nigeria at 26. - Mario Mandzukic assisted Andrej Kramaric's goal against Russian Federation in the quarterfinal - he has been involved in four goals at the World Cup finals for Croatia (3 goals, 1 assist), with only Davor Suker involved in more (6).

Now he will turn his attention to England, as the two sides meet Wednesday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow for a spot in the World Cup final. - Croatia scored two headers in its last match against Russian Federation - only one of its previous 29 World Cup goals was scored via a header.

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