Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Croatia star Modric expects a tough game against a 'strong' England

Croatia star Modric expects a tough game against a 'strong' England

And Jenas, who now works as a pundit for the BBC, thinks England must negotiate a tie featuring the best midfielder in the world football if they are to get there.

"It gives you goosebumps to see how happy they are and we want to keep on improving as a team and give them more moments like this".

"We took a hard route".

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic appeared to tweak his hamstring against Russian Federation, which kept him from taking goal kicks by the end of the match.

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On Wednesday, he will get a chance to face Kane again and exorcise the demons of that Wembley evening by helping Croatia past England and into the World Cup final. But he saved fantastically the first shot in the shootout. "Why didn't you ask me about my good performances instead of nitpicking?" "Thank God everything is fine with him".

"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is fast and unsafe alongside Harry Kane", Dalic said in a press conference Sunday.

"I was concentrated throughout the match, but after Rakitic's penalty the emotion came bursting out of me".

England's 2-0 victory on Saturday over Sweden has got the country dreaming that "football is coming home" after 52 years of disappointments at major tournaments.

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"Of course there is some power left for the English - we will not stop, we will try to play our best game then".

But while Redknapp believes Kane is the top player in his position, he admits he is still some way behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

'We have two matches to play and we are very motivated. Now that the home team is finally out, will its fans - who have filled most of the seats throughout the tournament - pick a favorite from the semifinalists, or go back to treating soccer with a shrug?

The situation was so that a group of lawmakers wanted to draft a bill that would impose a fine of 10,000 rubles (about $160) on anyone who criticized the team.

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