FIFA WC 2018: England face Croatia to secure final berth

 

Moscow [Russia], July 11 (NT): England will cross the swords to cement their spot in finals of the ongoing 21st edition of FIFA World Cup with Croatia in the second semi-final game here at Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.

The Harry Kane-led has surprised the football fans across the world with their mind blowing game display in the tournament so far.

 Worth mention here England side have lost only to Belgium in their third and final game of the group stage. England crushed Columbia (4-3) before defeating Sweden 2-0 to set up a semi-final play against Croatia.

However Luka Modric-led side has the more confidence as their side has won all the matches in the tournament so far. But England will certainly be the toughest contestant among the teams they have played so far.

Croatia crushed Argentina 3-0 and Iceland 2-1 before defeating hosts Russian 4-3 in their quarter-final game.

Here is the England and Croatia teams are as follow:

England

Goalkeepers- Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland.

Defenders- Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Fabian Delph, Ashley Young, Trent-Alexander Arnold.

Midfielders- Eric Dier, Jesse Lingard, Jordan Henderson, Dele Alli, Ruben-Loftus Cheek.

Forwards- Harry Kane (C), Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck, Marcus Rashford.

Croatia

Goalkeepers- Danijel Subasic , Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic

Defenders- Vedran Corluka , Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic , Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko , Josip Pivaric , Tin Jedvaj, Duje Caleta-Car

Midfielders- Luka Modric , Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic , Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Filip Bradaric

Forwards- Mario Mandzukic , Ivan Perisic , Nikola Kalinic , Andrej Kramaric, Marko Pjaca, Ante Rebic. (NT)

 

 

 

 

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