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England have the edge over Croatia, says Hamann

England fans celebrate at the end of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Colombia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow Croatia Are Through To The Semi-Finals After A Penalty Shootout
Frederick Owens | 09 July, 2018, 11:45

"I hope we have turned the situation for the better", a seemingly proud Cherchesov said after their quarter-final defeat.

If Modric helps to inspire Croatia to glory at this World Cup, only seven weeks after claiming a fourth European Cup in five seasons with Real Madrid, there are unlikely to be too many players more worthy of the accolade, just as there would be few more popular winners.

"Not only is he playing well throughout the match, but he is showing great confidence about him which he proved with two decisive penalties in the round of 16 and the quarter-finals". What I would like is the England from before, but now they are very strong and we have to respect them.

This will be the first time that England will reach the last four of the World Cup tournament since 1990 when the reached this stages last.

"England's players have guaranteed they will return from the World Cup as heroes".

"I am playing at the World Cup".

Thousands of fans have gathered in Moscow to welcome back the Russian team after its narrow loss in the World Cup quarterfinals.

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Former Croatia striker Davor Suker has claimed that England are "lucky" to still be in the 2018 World Cup.

England football fans are scrambling to buy tickets for the country's first World Cup semi-final for nearly 30 years.

Ivan Rakitic, so often a key man for Barcelona, was not almost as influential as at club level, while in defence, Russia's Mario Fernandes beat more highly rated defenders to head home a late equaliser.

They sailed through the group stage - the destruction of Argentina was particularly noteworthy - but have looked ponderous ever since as they struggle with the burden of matching the class of 1998. We have two matches to play and we are very motivated.

After a lively opening, the game dropped off, with sessions of head tennis in midfield, but it was Russia's more rustic approach which paid off first as they went ahead out of the blue.

Ahead of the match against Russian Federation, many leading world media even announced that they believe Russian Federation has little chance against Croatia, reports Index.hr on July 6, 2018. Against Denmark - who they also beat on penalties - Croatia were passive while against the hosts at the weekend they were only sporadically fluent. Numerous Croatia players said arriving in Sochi immediately after the round of 16 win over Denmark was a major benefit, but now are facing a rapid recovery.

"You can see they have been working hard on set-pieces - that's why they're scoring so much. Croatia is a better team, but it would not be the first time the host, who before the championship was an outsider, go as far as, let's say, South Korea in 2002", says The Washington Post.

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