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Steven Gerrard says England will beat Croatia and are a 'dangerous' team

People sit watching wimbledon on the big screen as final preparations are made at British Summer Time event in Hyde Park London where 30,000 football fans are expected to watch England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia Tuesday July 10 Luka Modric is the world's best midfielder and Croatia's greatest player ever – Jermaine Jenas
Cassandra Castillo | 12 July, 2018, 02:09

John Stones has been England's third-biggest attacking threat at this World Cup, being on the end of 1.45 xG, and scoring twice from the chances he has had.

Infogol's Analyst thinks England will score again from a set-piece against Croatia, but who are they backing to score in Wednesday's semi-final.?

"My allegiance is with England, my home country, but of course this has been my home for the last 15 years so I'm looking forward to a very special night". The English claim to have invented the game, or at least the modern version of it. He said he that England would reach the final and that he expected the atmosphere in Croatia to be electric.

Croatia beat England to book their first-ever spot in the World Cup final, having fallen short at the semi-final stage in France in 1998. Croatia has never advanced to the championship match.

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Jenas and Modric played in midfield together at Spurs, though the Croatian has gone on to hit even greater heights, winning the Champions League four times and La Liga once with Real Madrid.

NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman says today's match is being played against a political backdrop. Goldman says Federation Internationale de Football Association, the worldwide soccer's governing body, has warned Vida about making political statements.

Russia's ministry of communications said there had been 6,300 new applications for fan IDs, the document that allows visa-free entry to Russian Federation during the World Cup, since England beat Sweden in the quarter-final on Saturday.

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