England Have Been Warming Up With Rubber Chickens Ahead Of Croatia


Staying true to his word, the super fan shared an image of his slightly reddened chest with Maguire's face on it following his bullet header in the first half which helped send England to the semi-finals.

The two teams will play in Moscow to decide who makes the final on Sunday.

He nailed the semi-finals.


"It's amusing because at first I didn't think I did look like him, but with all the people approaching me about it they can't all be wrong!"

These are the semi-final matchups at the FIFA World Cup (SCHEDULE)
Hurst said Ramsey rightly gets most of the credit for creating a "tremendous team spirit". "It really is. He said: "If I didn't say Harry was my favourite England player, I would be a fool".

Denis Cheryshev's spectacular goal in Russia's 2-2 draw against Croatia was the only opening goal in the quarters not to come from a set play, although Croatia's Domagoj Vida later struck from a corner in extra time, and Mário Fernandes headed in a free kick to force a shootout in which Croatia triumphed.

Vrsaljko will now sit out of the semifinal against England on Wednesday, according to Marca, which will be a huge blow for Croatia following his solid defensive displays in the right back slot over the course of the tournament.

On his part, Coach Roberto Martinez will seek to use the "Golden Generation" of Belgium talents under his tutelage to grab one of the final slot for the grand finale at the Luzhniki in Moscow.

Croatia was missing three key players at training on Monday ahead of Wednesday's World Cup semi-final showdown with England.

Paulinho loaned back to Southern China Tigers
The midfielder says he will enter talks with the Catalan side over a return to China but insists nothing has been decided yet. The move for Arthur would be complemented by Yerry Mina's departure in order to comply to the La Liga registration rules.

England survived a penalty shootout against Colombia in the last 16 whereas Croatia emerged through extra-time and spot-kicks against Denmark before going through the same ordeal again against Russian Federation in Saturday's quarter-final.

Yet it is England's creative, dynamic and intelligent midfield that will need to be on the top of its game against Croatia. They should beat Croatia.

The Manchester United midfielder has shown his capabilities in a box-to-box role at the World Cup, helping Kante break up attacking plays and also contributing further forward with vision and creativity.

Asked about potential weaknesses in the England team, Dalic, who only took over as coach in October, replied: "I wouldn't say there are any glaring weaknesses - they are in the semi-finals, that says it all".

Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad
When England finish a game I guarantee you that the opponents will be saying 'Wow, he was hard to play against '. Southgate said it vindicated his decision to play a weakened team in the final group game against Belgium.