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Sport Croatia vs England: Key Battles

13:21  11 july  2018
13:21  11 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Zlatko Dalic feels Croatia full value for victory over England

  Zlatko Dalic feels Croatia full value for victory over England Mario Mandzukic secured a 2-1 extra-time win to propel the country into their first World Cup final.

Croatia vs England : Key battles for World Cup semi-final. Nick HowsonWednesday 11 Jul 2018 7:00 am. Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article via google Share this article via whatsapp. Share this with.

Youth faces experience when England 's young guns and Croatia 's old guard face off in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final in Moscow, with the prize of a return trip to the Luzhniki Stadium for the final. England have not reached the last four for 28 years and have only once before reached the final

Sweden v England: Quarter Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia © Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport Sweden v England: Quarter Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

In one of the most anticipated semi-finals in recent history, Croatia go up against England in Moscow tonight for a place in Sunday’s World Cup final.

Zlatko Dalic’s side overcame hosts Russia in an amazing quarter-final in Sochi on Saturday, eventually winning on penalties after a 2-2 draw after extra time.

England’s route to the last four for the first time in 28 years was a lot smoother, as they brushed Sweden aside in Samara, with goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli securing a 2-0 win.

Right-back Sime Vrsaljko is out after suffering a knee injury against Russia, while Jordan Henderson and Jamie Vardy have both been declared fit after hamstring and groin issues, respectively.

FIFA probe 'possible discriminatory' England chants including 'No Surrender' during World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia

  FIFA probe 'possible discriminatory' England chants including 'No Surrender' during World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association following a report of possible discriminatory chanting by England fans.The governing body announced the news on Thursday, though precise details of the allegations are unknown.

AFP Sport looks at three key battles that could decide where the game is won and lost. England vs Croatia : Bobby Robson would be willing England on at World Cup. England vs Croatia : ‘Wally with the Brolly’: Vatreni flop won’t haunt fearless England .

SAINT PETERSBURG, July 10, 2018 (News Wires) - Youth faces experience when England ’s young guns and Croatia ’s old guard face off in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final in Here is a look at three key battles that could decide where the game is won and lost: Jordan Henderson vs Luka Modric.

Croatia are another side who have been labelled the ‘golden generation’ and were the dark horses of many before the tournament started.

Dalic has managed to steer the Vatreni impressively through the group stages but they barely got through their two knockout stage games, edging past both Denmark and Russia on penalties.

Their preparation has been disrupted somewhat by the sacking of Ognjen Vukojevic, a member of the coaching staff, who along with defender Domagoj Vida, posted a pro-Ukraine video on social media after their win over Russia.

The England squad know that they have a chance to become heroes and add to the huge hysteria at home by beating Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium tonight.

Gareth Southgate and his young side seem to have found the magic formula at this summer’s showpiece event to defy history and reach the last four for the first time since Italia ’90.

Klopp hails Lovren's 'fantastic tournament' after World Cup exploits

  Klopp hails Lovren's 'fantastic tournament' after World Cup exploits Oft-maligned for his mistakes, the Liverpool defender has been a rock during his nation's adventure in RussiaLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised centre-back Dejan Lovren for playing a key role in Croatia's run to the World Cup final.

England face Croatia for a place in the 2018 World Cup final on Wednesday evening. But where will the game be won and lost? Let's take a look at the key battles from St Petersburg.

Croatia and England play each other in the semifinals of the World Cup. Here are five key matchups to keep an eye on during the game. Zlatko Dalic vs . Gareth Southgate. Croatia - England is also a battle of tactics.

They now have arguably the biggest opportunity they will ever get of reaching a World Cup final but will have to battle hard to return to Moscow on Sunday against France.

Here are the individual battles that will be fought tonight. Whichever side wins the most of these will have a great chance to be playing in the final on Sunday.

West Ham have offer rejected for Liverpool target Vida .
Liverpool target Domagoj Vida has been the subject of a €22m offer from West Ham. According to Aksam, via Sport Witness, Besiktas have turned down West Ham’s opening bid for the defender. The report claims that Besiktas are looking for a fee in the region of €25m for Vida, following his performances for Croatia at the World Cup. Vida was a key cog in Croatia’s side as they reached the final of the World Cup for the first time in their history – going on to lose 4-2 to France in Russia. Aksam claim that Vida wants to leave Besiktas and has told the Turkish giants of his ambition to play in the Premier League next season. Liverpool are yet to make an official approach for Vida, with Jurgen Klopp possibly eyeing other targets. Everton have also been previously linked with a move for the defender, but have also not yet made an offer.

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