Croatia’s Perisic to play in his mother’s dream final vs

Elias Hubbard
July 13, 2018

I have become somewhat adapt at working out the probability as to the way that each FIIFA World Cup match could end, however it is simple mathematics so I haven't suddenly acquired some type of magical skill at predicting the outcome of each match played!

The first quarter-final match was played between Uruguay and France. Thumping headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli were enough to secure a first world cup semi-final berth for the Three Lions in 28 years.

Corluka was part of the Croatia side who defeated England 3-2 at Wembley in 2007, a result that ensured their rivals did not qualify for the 2008 European Championship.

Belgium and France make up the other semi-final, to be played on Tuesday.

Opponents Croatia, who beat Russian Federation on penalties to reach the last four, are the designated home side in the second semi-final and have first refusal over wearing their home kit. "But for our national team it's a big achievement".

Dalic's side now face England, who comfortably beat Sweden 2-0 earlier in the day, in their semifinal on Wednesday in Moscow.

England crashed out of the European Championships two years ago with a shock loss to Iceland at the last-16 stage. But the Russian team left the tournament with their dignity intact after a string of fine performance that humbled innumerable critics. It's incredible because I was one of those kids growing up who wanted to play for England.

All of England's players are home based, with 22 in the Premier League and one in the second-tier League Championship.

"We have two matches to play and we are very motivated". Your best bet is to check who is showing the game in your country, and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.

They had also needed spot kicks to get past a dogged Denmark in the last 16, but Modric insisted they would not be exhausted for the last-four clash against England. We want to enjoy this victory and not put more pressure on ourselves.

"The players and the squad, everybody involved in the World Cup, have a reason to come back home with pride after giving everything and making the country proud".

"It's a special feeling to know that people back home and out here in Russian Federation are enjoying the experience just as much as we are", the midfielder said on the eve of the game.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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