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Sport Croatia v England: Five previous meetings

13:35  10 july  2018
13:35  10 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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From wonderboy Wayne Rooney to the wally with the brolly, we take a look at the previous meeting between England and Croatia as they prepare for their World Cup semi-final in Look back at the last five competitive meetings since Croatia gained diplomatic recognition by the United Nations in 1992.

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Croatia and England will meet in the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday evening, with both sides knowing that the winner will be back at the same venue on Sunday to contest the World Cup final.

Croatia have battled through this World Cup, after topping a group containing Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland, they have needed penalties against both Denmark and hosts Russia to reach the semi-final.

England have possibly had the easier route, beating Tunisia and Panama before losing to Belgium to finish second in their group. The Three Lions did need penalties to advance past Colombia before a largely comfortable 2-0 win over Sweden saw them into the last four.

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Croatia v England past meetings . From wonderboy Wayne Rooney to the wally with the brolly, we take a look at the previous England v Croatia games as they prepare for their World Cup semi-final.

This will be only the sixth competitive meeting between the two nations, with a mixed bag of results for both teams.

Ahead of the crunch match, we take a look back at previous results between the two countries:

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