Croatia vs. England preview, time, how to watch


"England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup and you have to respect that", he said. "It's something very big for us", said Croatia fan Neman, arriving at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. It correctly predicted draws in regulation for Spain-Russia (+280), Croatia-Denmark (+225) and England-Colombia (+215) and was all over France beating Uruguay in regulation to reach the semifinals, not to mention Brazil and Belgium cruising in the Round of 16.

"I want to say to English fans: "Guys, get it together, come to Russian Federation and support your national team because they have got into the semi-final", Lopyreva said.

Most of the England players have also come in to existence.

England manager Gareth Southgate is predicted to stick with the same team that beat Sweden 2-0 last weekend.

Lovren has featured in all five of Croatia's World Cup games so far and played the entirely of the team's two knockout fixtures with Denmark and Russian Federation that went to a penalty shootout after 120 minutes of play.

England is led by its captain, Harry Kane, who has scored six goals already at the 2018 World Cup and is the front-runner for the Golden Boot.

Maybe that's why this squad seems unburdened by the weight of history or perhaps it was the complete lack of expectation of them going into the tournament - how else can you explain an England team that have come through a penalty shoot-out scare?

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The model knows this will be the second meeting between England and Croatia at a major tournament.

"We want players to be 100 per cent but we will see after training".

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

Russia's Ministry of Communications said the number of applications by Britons for World Cup fan identity documents increased by over 29 percent, or by 6,300 applications, since July 7.

Against a worn out Croatian side that has been pushed to penalties in their past two games, England have a clear advantage and will look to Kane to make the most of it.

In delirious scenes in Paris, fans let off fire crackers and released smoke flares - and predicted they would win a second World Cup. Although there's often outrage in the country when ITV shows a game over the BBC, largely as a result of the ad breaks during halftime, ITV commentators Jon Champion and Ally McCoist have emerged as one of the most popular pairings in a long time. "We'll repeat that this Sunday", said one supporter, Sebastien.