Zlatko Dalic says Croatia's World Cup progress is no surprise

ASSOCIATED PRESS           England’s Harry Maguire celebrates his team’s win over Sweden today

ASSOCIATED PRESS England’s Harry Maguire celebrates his team’s win over Sweden today

England take on Croatia on Wednesday in Moscow in another match in which the shifting sands of tournament play now make it hard to pick a clear favourite. We have reached the semifinal stage and fancy England to get the job done against Croatia this week.

But despite being an established part of the "top six", the one area they have still struggled to keep up is in attracting players.

Our worst fears about this World Cup have been confirmed: none of the countries left in the tournament have left-wing governments.

The Manchester United midfielder has shown his capabilities in a box-to-box role at the World Cup, helping Kante break up attacking plays and also contributing further forward with vision and creativity.

Overall, it has given Belgium a 32.6% chance of winning, closely followed by France with 29.8% while is England's chances of being crowned champions are 20.2%.

"At first when I heard people talking about Harry Kane I would look behind me to see if he had been spotted nearby, but they were talking about me". On the other hand, the more you have, the more you want.

England defeated Sweden 2-0 in the quarterfinals to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 32 years. "If you do go on to win the tournament - and I hope you do - it would have an indescribable effect".

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England captain Harry Kane is adamant the Three Lions can rewrite the history books by going all the way and winning the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Southgate's decision to sport a waistcoat during matches has led to a spike in sales from M&S, which supplies the team's official World Cup suit, with the retailer rapidly running out of stock.

"Mentally‚ I think you are ready‚ whatever happens".

"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is fast and risky alongside Harry Kane", said Dalic ahead of Wednesday's clash in Moscow.

"Recovery is key" was the message which had been emblazoned across England's social media outlets on Sunday. Next month he is planning more fundraising activities as he marks two years since his death.

There has been a relentless positivity and forward-looking tenor to England's approach to this World Cup but before the adventure in Russian Federation began, manager Gareth Southgate forced his players to confront a nightmare from the past.

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