Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
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Jaded Croatia look to master Modric to carry them through against England

Jaded Croatia look to master Modric to carry them through against England

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Overall, it has given Belgium a 32.6% chance of winning, closely followed by France with 29.8% while is England's chances of being crowned champions are 20.2%.

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How they got there Croatia after winning Group D with a 100 per cent record have had to grit their way through the knockout stages with penalty shoot-out wins over Denmark and hosts Russian Federation.

"Yes, we are very exhausted at the moment, but we cherish it because we deserved it", the 30-year-old Croatian midfielder added. The attacker has been crucial to Belgium's run to the semi-finals, providing two goals and two assists for his side.

France take on Belgium and England face Croatia in the semi-finals but players no they don't have to watch their step with officials.

"I don't know to what extent you see the level of celebrations in Croatia. Croatia don't have the sort of attacking players who can really make something out of nothing, so Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic will be relied upon to engineer opportunities and we need to limit their time on the ball".

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez was also proud of his players despite the defeat.

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