Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Modric reveals Croatia biggest concern ahead of England clash

Harry Kane of England is the leading scorer at the World Cup GETTY IMAGES Harry Kane of England is the leading scorer at the World Cup
Cassandra Castillo | 11 July, 2018, 23:01

The right-back was taken off during extra time against Russian Federation on Saturday after feeling discomfort in his knee and was initially ruled out of the upcoming match against the Three Lions by English and Spanish press.

"We were a much better team than Russian Federation, especially in the second-half and extra-time, but we can not do without drama, it seems", the Real Madrid midfielder said. Now that the home team is finally out, will its fans - who have filled most of the seats throughout the tournament - pick a favorite from the semifinalists, or go back to treating soccer with a shrug?

World Cup semi-finals England - Croatia will be held on July 11 in Moscow.

"We have enough time to rest and prepare well", said Modric. No, but there are no negatives about them and they could win the World Cup - absolutely.

"If you're asking me a question in a one-off final can we do it?"

"Vladimir Putin talked to me during the day and he called me right now, and congratulated me on a very good game", Cherchesov said.

The All England Club insists the scheduled time for the Wimbledon men's singles final will not change if England reach the FIFA World Cup final.

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The 1998 team made a big impression with a third-place finish, featuring the likes of tournament top scorer Suker, Zvonimir Boban, Goran Vlaovic and Slaven Bilic. They are making us all proud.

"We took a hard route and we were unlucky, particularly in previous tournaments, especially the Euros".

Eleven host cities, namely Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara, were selected to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup.

"I wouldn't say there are any glaring weaknesses (in England's team) since they are in the semi-finals, that says it all".

Eleven years later the Barcelona midfielder is one step closer to the World Cup final and some hours away from the most important game of his career.

"That is how highly I rate my former Tottenham team-mate Luka Modric.

Hopefully, we can get through and go on to the final", he said on being asked about England's semifinal clash against Croatia on Saturday.

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