England vs Croatia Match Preview

Scott Carson looks stunned after his early error

Scott Carson looks stunned after his early error

Just for once, England are quite likeable and while I am still not convinced they are a very good team, they could be playing in a World Cup final on Sunday.

But the 29-year-old, who was been one of Croatia's standout performers at this summer's tournament, has stressed that previous encounters with Kane have no bearing on the result of Wednesday's fixture in Moscow. Visit SportsLine now to see the strong Croatia-England pick, all from a European football expert whose powerful model is up 1,800 percent in less than three years.

Despite all the talk of England's placement on the "easier" side of the playoff tree, or the fact that they appear to rely on set-pieces for a large percentage of goals, the fact remains that they are in a World Cup semi-finals, a position they would have grasped with both hands at the onset of Russian Federation 2018.

Alright lads, strap into your VW Polos, drive down to the local pisser, order a round of Carlsberg Special Brews and locate the least moist pub booth you can: it's the World Cup semi-final showdown between England and Croatia. Croatia shone in the group phase, beating Nigeria 2-0 and Argentina 3-0 to make sure of progress to the last 16, allowing them to make nine changes for a 2-1 defeat of Iceland.

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For England, it hasn't been to the World Cup final since winning it all in 1966. And the Three Lions enter Wednesday's semifinal having lost just two of their last 30 competitive matches (W22, D6) since dropping their first two games at the 2014 World Cup.

The pair meet again tonight, and pundit Paul Merson has told the Daily Star that he thinks Lovren will have had sleepless nights thinking about facing Kane again, highlighting it as a key factor in England's hopes.

"If you compare the size of the country I doubt there will be more Croatians [than English fans]".

If England can find a way to subdue Croatia's Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic they will take a large step towards the final.

"We have strength and we're united on the pitch. Every match at this World Cup is such". "We'll repeat that this Sunday", said one supporter, Sebastien.

Croatia have needed penalty shoot-outs to overcome Denmark and Russian Federation in the knockout stage.

England: "Probably 18 months ago I talked to them about if you have success with England, it will be so much bigger than anything you can imagine, and I think that is probably starting to register with them now".

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