England - Croatia: the main defender of "Dnepr" may miss the match

Thursday, 12 Jul, 2018

England cruised past Sweden, 2-0 in the third quarter-final at Samara last night, to reach the last-4 stage of the World Cup for the first time since 1990.

In a video which was published on her official Facebook page she is seen dancing and singing along with the members of the Croatian team in the dressing room.

More than 24,000 Russian football fans gathered in the World Cup Fan Zone in Moscow on Sunday to meet with the players of Russia's national team and thank them for their good performance at the FIFA 2018 World Cup.

Stones - who has started all five of England's games at Russian Federation 2018, scoring twice admits that the opportunity to contest a World Cup final may never come around again and is relishing the chance to make it happen.

He hopes England will be more suited to their style of play, but added that recovering from two extended games will be hard. We could have been eliminated against Denmark [in the round-of-16 tie they won on penalties].

He had a hard time in the beginning in Spain but by now is an undisputed midfield leader and played a big role in Real winning the last three Champions Leagues and every major club title over the years.

"We are very excited about England's success in the World Cup".

Both teams have had mixed fortunes in their path to the semifinals with Croatia having to go through a lot to get to where they are.

Nearly £50 million has been matched on Betfair's World Cup victor market, and the encouraging news for England is that more than a third of bets have backed the Three Lions to win the tournament. Denis Cheryshev said the most important thing about the World Cup was that it gave joy to the entire country. "We are a country of four million people", said the 22-year-old. I felt something odd in my knee and after talking with the doctor on the sideline we decided I should come off.

"Even those who didn't believe in them started believing, in the end". This isn't just the Scotsman in me talking here, but these two teams are better than England and Croatia - although anything can happen in a final.

"We are a tennis tournament but we are aware that there is something special going on elsewhere".