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How Three Lions can reach the World Cup final

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Cassandra Castillo | 11 July, 2018, 22:33

Soccer Football - World Cup - Quarter Final - Russia fans watch Russia vs Croatia - FIFA Fan Fest, Moscow, Russia - July 7, 2018 Russia fans during the game.

After a dramatic win on penalties against hosts Russia, Croatia has repeated the success of the 1998 team which reached the semi-finals in the country's first World Cup as an independent nation.

The 28-year-old has not tasted defeat in an England shirt since the last World Cup four years ago, going on a 30-match unbeaten run that is the longest of any player in the country's history.

"We shouldn't be surprised Croatia is in the last four", said Dalic. The midfield, in particular, has an enviable El Clásico combination of Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitić.

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The 51-year-old made it his mission to change that and the results have been spectacular, most notably a 3-0 demolition of Argentina in the group stage, although the side has needed penalties to get past Denmark and hosts Russian Federation in the knockout stages.

"We trusted ourselves. We could only prove our worth by working hard", Cherchesov said.

Despite the pre-World Cup barbs and snipes regarding Russia's quality and the politically-charged commentary related to the hosts, they bowed out in style, having exceeded expectations and injected the tournament with a healthy dose of enthusiasm. "This generation has been underrated for a long time because of their poor results, but they have shown their quality when it mattered at this World Cup, and it will go down as a golden generation like that of 1998". The goalkeeper, Danijel Subasic, had carried a hamstring problem into the game, which he would feel at the end of normal time only to play on after treatment, while the right-back Sime Vrsaljko was forced off in extra time with a knee injury. "I think Croatia will win, 1-0", said Forbes.

"He has minor issues but we have a huge game tomorrow". Modric has consistently looked better when he has played higher up the pitch and it is plain that one of England's major challenges will be to nullify him. However, in the five England games he has officiated in, the Three Lions have not lost. Playing in the easiest group in the World Cup, Uruguay broke them and they were lucky that Salah was injured and was not at his best level. Something has to change and, next to me, Claude Makélélé knows it too.

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