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England are through to the last four of the World Cup for the first time since 1990, when they lost to Germany on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Turin.

Croatia progressed to the semi-finals of the World Cup after a second successive penalty shootout on Saturday but their inability to put away another unimpressive team over 90 minutes and extra time is a major worry for the Balkan side.

Despite their last two matches going the distance, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic insists his team will have plenty in the tank for the battle with England.

The 32-year-old has been outstanding in his team's run to a semi-final against England in Moscow tomorrow, picking up the man-of-the-match award in three of Croatia's five matches.

Before the tournament, Lawro correctly chose 14 of the 16 teams that reached the first knockout stage, including Brazil- his pick to win the tournament - and England, who he thought would go out in the quarter-finals.

The last time these two sides met in a competitive fixture was close to a decade ago, with England thrashing their opponents 5-1 in a World Cup qualifier back in 2009.

OPENING SALVO Russia had delivered the flawless opening salvo, firing five goals past the Saudis in the World Cup opening match that instantly gave the home crowd a reason to turn their attention to football.




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

He said: "We've seen throughout the games that he is doing really well". It was a good game against Belgium [in the quarter-finals].

"He (Southgate) has been a big part of that and wanting us to spend an extra 10 minutes getting to know each other and creating a bond that you don't normally get with everyone spending so much time at your club - and for me that's been a massive factor". 'It is a different way of playing to Liverpool but I had this feeling from the beginning that we could achieve a lot.

The ongoing Fifa World Cup has delivered classic after classic.

The London-born supermodel Naomi Campbell displayed loyalties both her English and African heritage by posting pics in support of the English and Nigerian national teams. Gotta hand it to Russian Federation: they came out of their shell, gave the Croats all they could handle, and earned a lot of respect in their last game in front of the home fans.

Ivan Rakitic, so often a key man for Barcelona, was not almost as influential as at club level, while in defence, Russia's Mario Fernandes beat more highly rated defenders to head home a late equaliser.


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