Croatia topped a tough group, winning all three games.
England has gone with a 3-5-2, and the only change was to start Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield after Dele Alli injured a thigh. "You can see that togetherness on the pitch now, and I think that's valuable in crucial moments in big games, and yeah, I can definitely say this is most together England team that I've been involved in, and so I think that makes a massive difference and you get your rewards for that".
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she had exchanged football shirts with Plenkovic when they met on Tuesday. "And then with the ball, play with the freedom and expression that we have and the same patterns and movements that we have shown".
"Their opponents are anxious, they are fearing we are going to score".
Croatia survived two penalty shootouts against Denmark and host Russian Federation to reach the semifinals, the first time it has been at this stage since the famous team of 1998 finished third in France. The most-cherished national team memory remains the 1966 World Cup final victory at Wembley over West Germany, a demarcation point in the island's history as much as 1066 (the Norman invasion) and 1707 (union with Scotland). "We do not want to say we are exhausted, because there are still plenty of opportunities to exhaust ourselves".Читайте также: Democrats vow to fight against President Trump’s pick for Supreme Court
"This is an incredible result for a small country like Croatia". The center-back will be key to limiting England's threat from set pieces and will be a useful weapon in the opposition box, too.
Kane has scored six goals for England at the World Cup. Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka have both passed the 100-cap mark, while Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic are closing in on their centuries. Should he score, he will become just the third player to score on all seven days of the week for England, after Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard.
- England has not beaten two European nations in a single World Cup since 1982, when it beat Czechoslovakia and France.
On the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings Croatia are 20th with England at 12th.
Victoria Lopyreva, an official ambassador for the World Cup and a former Miss Russia, called on Britons on Monday to come to Moscow for the match.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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