Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

200,000 sign petition calling for bank holiday if England win World Cup

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The contribution of Raheem Sterling remains a polarizing 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. Croatia will be 41-year-old Çakır's third match in Russian Federation 2018.

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The confidence coursing through Southgate's squad was apparent before tomorrow's World Cup semi-final showdown as his players maintained they have achieved nothing yet and vowed to be bold as they seek to reach Sunday's final. For many, they were among the title favorites at that stage, but penalties have since been needed to get past Denmark and hosts Russian Federation. We will look for the best solutions ahead the match, considering we have a few players with minor issues after the match against Russian Federation.

"We will do everything to recover and I'm sure we will find energy for England".

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Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has only one real injury concern heading into Wednesday's World Cup semi-final in Russian Federation.

"We have waited for several years for this with Croatia".

England threatened again off a set piece in the 14th minute, with Harry Maguire, scorer of a goal vs. Sweden, heading down off a corner kick but directing his chance wide of the mark.

"If you compare the size of the country I doubt there will be more Croatians [than English fans]".

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While Croatia possess arguably the best central midfield pairing in the tournament in the shape of 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. "We'll repeat that this Sunday", said one supporter, Sebastien.

England has looked strong at set pieces - eight of their 11 goals have come from set plays, including three penalties - and will have noticed that Croatia conceded from a free-kick in extra-time against Russian Federation.

He added: "We've scored a lot of goals from set plays and that is a fantastic feeling to have - that you're going up one end, your centre-backs and strikers going into the box and believing they will score".

For that to happen, Kane needs proper support from the three players behind him in this England team and even though they have done well to get to the semi-finals, I don't feel he has got the backing he needs so far at this World Cup. In fact, that remains Croatia's only defeat in eight World Cup matches against a European side.

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