Croatia hopes it has finally found a team to better 1998 squad

Forsberg’s touch map with Sweden attacking left to right

Belgium dispatched Brazil to advance to the last four and the Red Devils will take on France, who edged past Uruguay, for a place in Sunday's final at the Luzhniki Stadium.

"Rakitic I haven't played against but I played against Modric twice this year in the Champions League and everyone knows what he did in the Premier League".

Modric has played 485 of a possible 510 minutes in Russian Federation but coach Zlatko Dalic said "all players had a long season" and promised that "there is power left for England". "Go Aldi! I'll be organised and ensure I finish my shopping in the other 6 days and however many hours ahead of 1500!"

"Danny Welbeck and I have a joke about it because I asked him for his shirt", he said.

"I took it off for the first game - this is a bit of a silly superstition - but the first game here was the first game in ages I haven't had it on, and I got injured, so I'm going to be keeping it on again".

"It's quite odd for me to witness all the hype and the crowds and how excited they are because that's what it must have been (like) in Italia 90 when we got to the semis", he explained. "Hopefully! But I'm not going to focus on that". "We speak about it now - he wouldn't give it to me!" "Straight after that game you want the floor to eat you up".

"It was a night game, the pitch was awful and it was a terrible game", he said.

"As a player and as a professional I know that I have a job, on and off the pitch, to inspire people and inspire kids watching this tournament". "You want to hide and not come out of your room". You want to forget about it and lock yourself away.

Southgate has experienced the pressure before as a player after featuring for his country at France '98, and feels this group could surpass the 1966 World Cup-winning team in greatness if they triumph in Russian Federation. That said, since big supermarkets have to close by 4pm on a Sunday there's not much stopping the stores from having their own in-house screenings as soon as all the customers have been made to leave. But then MK Dons did not win. You may also be aware that perennial under-achievers England have somehow managed to secure a spot in the semi-finals - for the first time since 1990, when England lost to West Germany.

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