Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Sime Vrsaljko Talks About Race to be Fit for England Match

Sime Vrsaljko Talks About Race to be Fit for England Match

The Vatreni will be hoping to go further than their side from 1998, who lost to hosts and eventual winners France in the semi-final.

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

Croatia and England meet in the World Cup semifinals, with each looking to continue what's been a magical run in Russian Federation.

Millions of fans are building up to the big day back in England, with pubs and parks set for a huge night all around the country.

"In the past six days, we have spent a lot of energy.

England are a risky team in this competition".

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.

British Airways, which has seen a 700 percent increase in searches for flights to Russian Federation since England's last-16 penalty shootout win over Colombia, has created hundreds more seats on Moscow flights by using bigger planes.

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With the win came a cheque for $998,425, and some very valuable Ryder Cup points. And that wasn't even the most astonishing part. His huge fist-pump said it all.

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. It's going to be a hard task for all of us. We're gonna watch this together, and you know what?

Harry Kane has been England's focal point in the World Cup.

"Come here, and we'll watch it together".

France players celebrate Samuel Umtiti's goal. Since Croatia and England were on the "easier" side of the bracket, they will need to use this semifinal match to prove that whoever progresses did not just make the final through a cake walk.

Defender Dejan Lovren dismissed suggestions that the team would be exhausted after extra time and two penalty shootouts in their last two match matches.

"This is maybe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity".

Croatia extended their reign with another penalty shootout victory over Russian Federation in the quarter-finals, but could lose out to Gareth Southgate's men tonight. The 2010s are the years of living ironically, however, and a new meme has sprouted out of England's above-average showing at this World Cup. The Three Lions last held the title in 2000 and are second with 73 wins from 144 games. The most-cherished national team memory remains the 1966 World Cup final victory at Wembley over West Germany, a demarcation point in the island's history as much as 1066 (the Norman invasion) and 1707 (union with Scotland).

Captain Eden Hazard shone at times but Kevin De Bruyne was quiet and Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was a shadow of the player he had been earlier in the tournament, even though Belgium enjoyed most of the possession.

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