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Croatia fear England's Sterling in W Cup semi

Croatia fear England's Sterling in W Cup semi”

Monaco keeper Subasic is understood to have missed training as a precaution, so as not to aggravate his problematic hamstring, while Lovren's unspecified injury is not thought to be serious enough to keep him out of the semi-final.

"It's a super exciting game with great players on both sides", France defender Benjamin Pavard said.

Croatia's players celebrate at the end of the penalty shootouts of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Russian Federation and Croatia at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi.

No World Cup list can be prepared without mentioning the prolific Harry Kane from England.

"1998 will never be forgotten and should not be, but I would love it if eventually the 1998 "Fiery Ones" can be moved aside so that we can talk not only about 1998 but also a bit about 2018", the former Real Madrid player said.

Despite the pre-World Cup barbs and snipes regarding Russia's quality and the politically-charged commentary related to the hosts, they bowed out in style, having exceeded expectations and injected the tournament with a healthy dose of enthusiasm.

Speaking to ITV, former Croatia manager Slaven Bilic said winning the World Cup would be the greatest sporting achievement in the country's history, which he now rates as a third-placed finish at France 1998.

Earlier players partied inside the dressing room in a raucous atmosphere as they toasted reaching the final four of the tournament.

"This generation has been underrated due to their results but they've had the quality and now they are showing it".

To top it off, the most important games are yet to be played.

"We are glad that this generation experiences its own 1998, that they can see live what football euphoria looks like.at least we will not have to explain it to them on YouTube any more" Sportske Novosti said.

Tuesday's clash in St Petersburg has all the makings of a classic, with fans and viewers likely to be treated to the sight of two wonderfully attacking teams going toe-to-toe.

Croatia have sacked one of their coaching staff, Ognjen Vukojevic after he posted a pro-Ukraine video following the penalty shootout win over Russian Federation in the World Cup quarter-finals. I don't know to what extent you see the level of celebrations in Croatia.

According to Croatia's president, "football diplomacy is very beneficial for our nations to get closer". I asked him and he said he was OK, it did not affect him much.



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