Young urges caution ahead of World Cup semi-final

Croatia after they beat Russia on penalties during their quarter final match

Croatia after they beat Russia on penalties during their quarter final match

"Subasic knows getting past England will be no easy feat, though, as Gareth Southgate's Three Lions prepare for their first World Cup semi-final since 1990". Right now, though, everyone is enjoying the ride and Southgate admits that the frenzied support back in England is beginning to filter through to his players in Russian Federation. We came here to enjoy our football.

"The hunger in the players has been apparent for all to see".

Griezmann hasn't really come to the party, and Mbappe had a great game against an ageing Argentina side who were wide open.

The contribution of Raheem Sterling remains a polarising debate in England with the Manchester City player without a goal for his country since October, 2015 but Southgate says the forward's contribution in Russian Federation has been essential.

"It's another step in a journey". England have to be patient, and don't want to get into a gung-ho football match.

Sales of said waistcoat have rocketed as fans stock up on this summer's must-have item.

I can't see anything but an England win.

"We are really proud of the support that we are receiving".

Croatia will provide a stern examination with their world class midfield of Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic pulling the strings.

Kane: We want to finish the job
Soon we will know what is the situation with our players that had some minor problems with injuries in the game on Saturday night. Challenger Kylian Mbappé is three goals behind, and Romelu Lukaku is the only one close to Kane and in phenomenal form.

Jordan Henderson hopes to be fit to play in England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday.

"Others, too, because they have threats from different areas". - Eight of England's 11 goals at the 2018 World Cup have been scored via set pieces - since 1966, the only team to equal that number in a single World Cup tournament are Portugal in 1966 (also eight goals).

"I've played against Modric a few times: he's a world-class player, one of the best I've played against". He is someone we are aware of and we have to be ready to control him.

Southgate added: "For a country whose population is small they have produced some incredible footballers".

While Croatian players, who have been asked constantly about the generation of 1998 and never fail to express their admiration for the likes of Zvonimir Boban and Davor Suker, those comparisons are a weight they feel is unneeded.

"But that team [in 1996] was a lot more experienced in terms of its age and experience of big matches". [In 1996], that team had six captains of their clubs.

A similarly masterful performance from the 32-year-old could spell the end of England's World Cup hopes in what is set to be a hard game for both sides. Hendo was one who was feeling tightness in his hamstring, which was why we made the change. Henderson has attempted more passes per game than any other English midfielder at the World Cup, with an average of 59.3. Hopefully they can continue to grow and learn on the biggest stage.

But I'm very, very confident.

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