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England target World Cup final but gifted Croatia stand in the way

England target World Cup final but gifted Croatia stand in the way”

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.

But the 29-year-old, who was been one of Croatia's standout performers at this summer's tournament, has stressed that previous encounters with Kane have no bearing on the result of Wednesday's fixture in Moscow.

England take on Croatia in the World Cup this evening.

England football players and their manager have an opportunity to achieve sporting immortality tomorrow as they aim to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup final. In the other four games, Croatia's only variable to its 4-2-3-1 formation was whether to start captain Luka Modric in a deep midfield role and Andrej Kramaric more advanced, or to move up Modric and start Marcelo Brozovic. We can feel the energy and feel support from home and it's a very special feeling, a privilege for us.

"We want to continue in the same style that we have been playing until now", he said.

England manager Gareth Southgate has spoken of how penalty shoot-outs can be emotionally draining, but Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic does not not feel the team will be exhausted.

"I've got a amusing feeling that the momentum is so good, and, you know, especially now that we're all going to turn up with special Gareth waistcoats, and that can only help can't it", said fan Lee Walkup, 50.

"Finals have to be won because we have still not got over the one we lost two years ago", he said. England also made sure of early progress from the group stage after beating Tunisia 2-1 and Panama 6-1, allowing Southgate to rest players in the 1-0 defeat to Belgium. Harry Kane has been mashing in goals.

Where else would you get lines like "For a fella that once played as a banger for Real Madrid in a Copa Del Rey match, he certainly banged that one in", "looks like he's banjo'd now alright", or the utterly brilliant "he went down like a big whinge-bag".

Croatia may be a small country, but when they take on England, their team's supporters promise to be loud.

Croatia relied on penalty shootouts to advance in their round of 16 tie with Denmark, as well as their quarter-final date with Russian Federation, which suggests that they have the collective concentration to last 120 minutes, as well as the cool-headedness to maintain composure during penalties.

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.



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