◼️ They will meet at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow for the second semi-final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
England and Croatia will have to define one of the finalists of the 2018 World Cup in Russia’s Luzhniki Stadium. The Three Lions came to the defining match of the World Cup only in 1966 and were consecrated champions, while the Balkan Selection never agreed to that instance.
Both teams had to fight to be among the best four. Those led by Gareth Southgate eliminated Colombia on penalties in the round of 16 and defeated Sweden 2-0 in the quarters. Those of Zlatko Dalic will arrive with a more marked physical loss since they come to dispute two matches of 120 minutes with their respective batons of penalties, against Denmark and Russia.
England has eleven goals in the tournament, equaling the mark achieved by the 1966 champions, and has the top scorer in the Cup, Harry Kane, with 6 goals. Will seek to break his opponent with organized plays as the main weapon, since that way they got almost 80% of their goals.
Croatia feels confident after having managed to stop Messi in the group stage and has a luxury midfield with Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic as their top exponents. They have nine goals in the World Cup, eight of them scored by different goalscorers.
England: Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Kieran Trippier, Dele, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane.
Croatia: Danijel Subasic; Sime Vrsaljko, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic; Ivan Rakitic, Marcelo Brozovic; Before Rebic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic; Mario Mandzukic