England's squad all train ahead of World Cup semi-final against Croatia

England's squad all train ahead of World Cup semi-final against Croatia

Southgate told reporters on Tuesday (Jul 10) that the most important thing was to keep things as normal as possible.

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren is eager to prove a point when he comes up against England forward Harry Kane in the World Cup semi-finals. If we are right collectively and defensively then individuals don't matter.

Meanwhile, social media has been awash with support for the England team with several videos of celebrations following the win over Sweden going viral. England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup and you have to respect that.

After a weekend of dramatic quarterfinal action that saw each game decided in a completely different manner, the 2018 World Cup is down to its final four.

Right-back Sime Vrsaljko came off in extra-time during Croatia's quarterfinal victory over Russian Federation and faces a race against time to be fit for the match against England tomorrow. Skipper Harry Kane is at the top of the race for Golden Boot with six goals. In the other four games, Croatia's only variable to its 4-2-3-1 formation was whether to start captain Luka Modric in a deep midfield role and Andrej Kramaric more advanced, or to move up Modric and start Marcelo Brozovic.

Croatia are a challenge for England. - Mario Mandzukic assisted Andrej Kramaric's goal against Russian Federation in the quarterfinal - he has been involved in four goals at the World Cup finals for Croatia (3 goals, 1 assist), with only Davor Suker involved in more (6).

"Any team in a World Cup semi-final is going to find the energy and going to find the motivation".

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Despite strolling to their 2-0 win over Sweden in the quarter-finals, England were pegged back late on against Colombia to take their round-of-16 tie into extra-time and penalties.

A victory and a visit to their second ever World Cup would certainly do that, whilst simultaneously whipping up a whole nation into a frenzy.

"We have seen how strong England are at set-pieces and we will have to do better because against Russian Federation we conceded a goal like that".

"Health has to be number one, but to play for the Croatian team, to play in the World Cup semi-final, I do not need to even say that I will be giving it 300% to be fit".

The big Croatian looks likely to shake off the hamstring injury that hampered him against the Russians and would be an imposing figure between the sticks for England's penalty takers if a place in the final came down to spot-kicks.

Monaco goalkeeper Subasic saved three penalties in Croatia's shootout win over Denmark in the round of 16, and another in the quarter-finals as the Vatreni dramatically ousted hosts Russian Federation on penalties.

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