Jaded Croatia look to master Modric to carry them through against England

Harry Maguire girlfriend Fern Hawkins stunned as she supported the footballer in the crowd

By no means are they assured a spot, as world No. 7 France, who oddsmakers are favouring, stand in their way.

"I wasn't born the last time England reached a World Cup semi-final (in 1990)", England keeper Jordan Pickford pointed out when asked about past glories.

Phil has assured us that this is all a bit of fun and that he's not trying to exploit his pet to get rich - and we of course believe him.

Paul Pogba dedicated France's World Cup semi-final win against Belgium to the 12 boys who survived a harrowing ordeal trapped underground in Thailand.

A World Cup champion will be crowned on Sunday. Losing teams in the semi-final matches play each other for third place.

Martinez shot down suggestions Belgium might have played their best game in beating Brazil in the last eight and would find it hard to lift their game again for the challenge of France.

Projecting Final Matchup Before 1st Semi-Final Game
This will be a much harder match for England than their previous games, with Croatia's dynamic midfield as well at the back. Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has said his side can cope with Harry Kane in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against England .

"This generation has been underrated for a long time because of their poor results, but they have shown their quality when it mattered at this World Cup, and it will go down as a golden generation like that of 1998".

Southgate, who revealed he has a full squad from which to choose, also voiced his support for Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling, whose performances in Russian Federation have attracted criticism in certain quarters, insisting he is a key member of the team, a claim supported by Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic.

"In the changing room, Didier Deschamps was happy". They have a good squad depth and know what they need to do in order to win a game.

Sue Boor, head of marketing at The Lexicon says: "With tennis and football fever taking over the whole country we are excited to welcome families to The Lexicon to enjoy these fabulous sporting matches". So to be here now, leading this team out, I'm so proud.

He said: "I'm not surprised that Croatia have identified Raheem as a key player".

"We can't really look back and see what is in the rear-view mirror".

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