Roy Keane told it unflinchingly straight about John Stones

England vs Croatia World Cup 2018 semi final

England vs Croatia World Cup 2018 semi final

Among them were father and son Joe and Andrew Settle, from Bolton, who have never travelled away with England but decided they could not miss the chance to see the national side in a World Cup semi-final.

One showed a screenshot of the Global Viral 50 chart, revealing that Three Lions is at number three behind Drake and Michael Jackson's Don't Matter To Me.

Mario Mandzukic sweeps home left-footed after John Stones switched off in the second half of the extra time had taken Croatia to the final of the World Cup 2018.

When the World Cup began, most believed that the semi-finals would be composed of the following four teams: Spain, Germany, France and Brazil.

England had got off to a flying start when Trippier curled a superb free kick into the top corner in the opening minutes.

Croatia, in their first semi since 1998, levelled through Ivan Perisic after 68 minutes and then looked the more unsafe side.

Tense moments followed for the 12th man as Croatia tried to pile the pressure on and fans had their hearts in their mouths when the score was only kept level by some desperate England defending.

However, with Croatia having to play extra-time against Russian Federation and the energy in the opposition, I can see England scraping a narrow victory in a tight game.

With their own bitter memories of past semi-final defeats in the soccer tournament, England and Croatia will be competing for a spot in Sunday's final against France.

Andy Bradley, 42, from Hull, East Yorkshire, was among the throng of despondent England fans leaving the Moscow venue.

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Ortega, Rivas y Segarra fueron secuestrados cuando realizaban un reportaje para el diario El Comercio sobre la crisis de seguridad en la región de la zona fronteriza.

While Croatia possess arguably the best central midfield pairing in the tournament in Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic, Southgate's language does not indicate he is about to bring in Eric Dier as an additional defensive midfielder alongside Jordan Henderson.

"What the lads played tonight is fantasy, they've made history". What more could we ask for? "And they're just thinking, "we'll get behind these lads".

"We take it on the chin, we move on".

Although Croatia are the most hard opponent England will have faced in the tournament, Southgate's words suggest he will continue with his attacking formation and personnel.

Parv Moondi, 49, from Norwich, was heading out of the Luzhniki and back to central Moscow. His prime attributes are his strength and aerial power and England will want Maguire, their strongest defender in the air, up against him as the crosses come in.

"I was in Nice to watch us lose too Iceland, I was in Kiev to lose against Italy". We've had the chance to make a difference.

"The enthusiasm they have for these players, not only because of the way they've played but how they've conducted themselves".

"We knew what was at stake and how important the semi-final is for a small country like Croatia", he said.

Wednesday's game is Lovren's biggest on the worldwide stage thus far, and it is perhaps his toughest test after the Champions League final, which he aced.

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