How to watch the semi-finals

How to watch the semi-finals

How to watch the semi-finals

Dier tackled Croatia's midfield kingpin Luka Modric twice last season - and the Real Madrid star is likely to be the biggest threat to England's hopes of reaching the World Cup Final. "I still look back on it as an incredible life experience and to be involved with it, I just needed a bit of time to get over it", Southgate said.

With the boys in Russian Federation through to the semi-finals of the World Cup, football is on everyone's minds.

England boss Gareth Southgate found himself talking about rubber chickens and waistcoats as he finalised his plans for the World Cup semi-final showdown with Croatia. "The Euros were at home, but here we can still feel the support of the French people", said Deschamps, who praised the commitment of his players.

Lady Elsie, who has been greatly enjoying watching the World Cup herself, is well known for fronting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, a charity dedicated to finding more effective ways to detect and treat cancer. I felt something unusual and, after discussion with doctors, we decided I should go off. "But he brings more than that to the team - there's a coolness, a calmness". Team official and former worldwide Ognjen Vukojevic was expelled from the delegation for making a pro-Ukraine video with defender Domagoj Vida.

They would have had a tough time watching this tournament as previous champions and highly-fancied sides like Brazil, Germany and Spain have all been eliminated.

"We know their set-pieces are unsafe, they have scored seven times from them, but we have no reason to be nervous, we are relieved of any pressure and are here to enjoy ourselves", he said.

While it's altogether possible that Ferdinand is made to eat his words because Croatia have several players who can hurt England, nothing is going to shake the faith of the Manchester United legend.

The penalty shootout win against hosts Russian Federation in the quarter-finals on Sunday seems to have gone a long way towards achieving that.

"Hopefully we will go a step further than in 1998".

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