Tottenham's Dele Alli admits discontent over World Cup form with England

Croatia's Ivan Rakitic celebrating with goalkeeper Danijel Subasic after scoring the decisive penalty in the shootout

Croatia's Ivan Rakitic celebrating with goalkeeper Danijel Subasic after scoring the decisive penalty in the shootout

It recalls the time when, days before his passing from cancer, Robson left his sick bed to make an appearance at a tribute match in his honour between his England and Germany at St. James' Park. "But hopefully we can do our jobs on Wednesday as a team and individuals and contain them".

The investment-banking giant changed its prediction after Belgium defeated Brazil in the quarter finals.

France advanced to their second World Cup final in 12 years after a 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday. By no means are they assured a spot, as world No. 7 France, who oddsmakers are favouring, stand in their way.

For a country like Croatia, with a population of little over four million, to be in the semi-finals of the World Cup is a remarkable achievement.

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Bilic believes a constant theme in Croatian national sides is they up their game against the historically bigger sides, thus their low key performances against Denmark and Russian Federation, beating both on penalties, should be disregarded.

To top it off, the most important games are yet to be played. Step off them and they will dictate the game.

Unpredictability is the operative word for this year's cup, as no one predicted that only European teams would be left on the field; that Brazil would have been knocked out of the semi-finals; and that Russian Federation had gone as far as it did.

Previous meetings England won their only previous clash at a major tournament, at Euro 2004, with a 4-2 triumph where Wayne Rooney scored twice.

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"It is easy to say this team has [the same] potential as the one from 1998, but it is not easy to put together so many men, create an atmosphere, even provoke luck", Vrsaljko added. It was a match at the highest level played with undeniable quality.

"They play for big clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan". When Gareth came in it was the first time we relived it. Of the tournament's star players, Romelu Lukaku has performed as strongly as we expected him to.

"I've got a amusing feeling that the momentum is so good, and, you know, especially now that we're all going to turn up with special Gareth waistcoats, and that can only help can't it", said fan Lee Walkup, 50.

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If England win on Wednesday, though, Southgate and his players will become more than mere fashion icons. I find this one really hard to call.


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