Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup

1. Three Lions will become the official National Anthem

1. Three Lions will become the official National Anthem

Underrated throughout the tournament, Croatia has seen off some tough opposition. England are favourites at $2.4 compared to Croatia's 3.65.

Vrsaljko says that he expects the match against England to be completely different than the games against Denmark and Russian Federation.

"They aren't in the semifinal for no reason", he said at a news conference.

"We had expected more fans around and a few more bars open, but it's a bit quiet still", he added, speaking on the morning of the game.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she had exchanged football shirts with Plenkovic when they met on Tuesday.

"We were never quite sure how far this team could go", Southgate said.

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

"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".

"We have strength and we're united on the pitch", the Barcelona star told FIFA TV.

"Come here, and we'll watch it together".


"This is an incredible result for a small country like Croatia".

On the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings Croatia are 20th with England at 12th.

It was a painful defeat for Belgium, foiled at the semi-final for the second time in their history, as the clock ticks on their so-called "golden generation" of players.

Despite the much-vaunted attack of teenager Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, France's defence proved the difference as they shut down Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku and they showed they will be hard to beat on Sunday.

Rivalling the Brazilians - voted the hottest babes at the World Cup - the Croatians have real beauties among their ranks.

Alli is often given an advanced role at his club Tottenham Hotspur supporting his England captain Harry Kane, but in Southgate's formation he has more defensive duties, helping out Jordan Henderson in midfield when England are without the ball. 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.

"That is probably because he does not get more goals".

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

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.

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