Three Key Battles that will decide the second semi-final clash

Croatia have overcome Denmark and Russia in the knockout stage

Croatia have overcome Denmark and Russia in the knockout stage

They've seen we've got good lads who are incredibly proud to play, and are playing in a slightly different style to the one we've seen for a few years - playing with confidence on a big stage.

He said: "They'll be the best team we've played in terms of what they're capable of doing with the ball, and what their individuals are capable of, definitely".

England's largest travelling support of the tournament so far, estimated before the game to be up to 10,000, were in full voice throughout, urging their young Lions on.

Earlier, England had a 1-0 halftime lead over Croatia 1-0 in the World Cup semifinals after Kieran Trippier scored from a free kick.

"Come on England-it's coming home!"

The Croatia vs. England semi-final dominates the front and back pages of the United Kingdom newspapers this morning. Danijel Subasic's hamstring strain also puts a question mark over his participation in the tie but his case looks brighter than that of Sime Vrsalijko. Of course, I want to win. He has escaped with just a warning and is available for selection.

Kane says England defeat will hurt for a long time
I was at both of Croatia's matches in the knockout stages - their penalty shootout wins over Denmark and Russian Federation . They kind of rotate around him, and the Chelsea striker offers the added bonus of being good at defending set-pieces.


England's last appearance at this stage was in 1990 when they lost in a penalty shootout to West Germany in Turin while eight years later, in their first World Cup as an independent nation, Croatia lost to hosts and eventual winners France.

He said: "They were the better team, that's all that happened".

Subasic has been the hero in Croatia's successive shootout victories over Denmark and Russian Federation in their past two matches. They will aim to better the third-place finish achieved by the star-studded squad spearheaded by the legendary Davor Suker at the 1998 edition in France.

Jordan Henderson had been a fitness concern with a tight hamstring while Jamie Vardy was an unused substitute in Saturday's win over Sweden with a groin injury.

24' - Raheem Sterling has been an absolute handful for the Croatian defense. What more could we ask for?

With time running out and pressure mounting, England charged forward and their all-time top World Cup scorer Gary Lineker snatched an 80th minute equalizer to send the game into extra time. Time, Schedule, Venue Details of Semi-Final Match 2?

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Manafort's attorneys have sought to push back his trial until fall, alleging his incarceration has made it hard to communicate. The judge added that Manafort's "access to counsel and his ability to prepare for trial trumps his personal comfort".


With his first global goal, just over a year after his England debut, the 27-year-old Trippier joined David Beckham as the only English players since 1966 to score on free kicks at the World Cup. The football match will begin at 11:30 PM (IST). Anyway we won and the staff made this big thing about my lucky socks, saying I had to wear them next game.

Eric Dier insists England will still play on the front foot against Croatia, despite the strength of their World Cup semifinal opponents.

The Croats, basking in the afterglow of their golden generation of footballers, have reached the semi-finals for the second time in their brief history.

England's last, and only, World Cup victory was in 1966.

The semi-final match of the 2018 Football World Cup between Croatia and England will be LIVE telecast on Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi) and Sony ESPN (Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu) TV channels.

L'Allemagne sous le feu des critiques de Trump à l'Otan
La Grèce est en deuxième position (2,27 %), suivie de l'Estonie (2,14 %), du Royaume-Uni (2,10 %) et de la Lettonie (2 %). Le président américain se rend au siège de l'OTAN , puis à Londres, cette semaine, avant un sommet avec Poutine.


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