England target World Cup final but gifted Croatia stand in the way

Modric boasts impressive statistics so far at the World Cup

Fox (live in most markets) and Telemundo are both included in the "Fubo Premier" bundle, which has a channel package that is largely tailored towards worldwide soccer fans and also has World Cup live streams available in 4K. Striker Harry Kane was the only standout heading into the tournament.

But he is hopeful he has recovered well ahead of the semi-final against Croatia tonight.

The Swedes had been quietly impressive throughout the tournament and looked set to nullify England's attacking threat with their organisation and solidity, but Gareth Southgate's side broke through their defences and held on to secure passage to the final four.

Indeed, this first World Cup meeting between the pair will have a historic outcome.

"We came here to enjoy our football and we're enjoying the journey". England have been very lucky with their draw at this World Cup and their best result of the competition was the 1-0 defeat against Belgium that meant they went into the bottom half of the draw, avoiding Brazil and a few others in the knock-out phase.

Even with all of the talent that Croatia and England have stocked in their respective national teams, their appearance in the World Cup semifinal is nothing short of astounding.

"So we´re excited about the future but we also want to make the most of the opportunity we have tomorrow".


France players celebrate Samuel Umtiti's goal.

Defender Dejan Lovren dismissed suggestions that the team would be exhausted after extra time and two penalty shootouts in their last two match matches.

"For me, I know I'm ready, and I can say the same for my teammates".

Asked what he would be demanding from his players, the England coach told ITV: "To be able to keep doing what we have been doing, play with real defensive discipline, good organisation, tactical awareness. It may repeat itself once, maybe never".

While England enjoyed a relatively stress-free 2-0 win over Sweden in the last eight, Croatia had to come through a grueling extra time against hosts Russian Federation and then a penalty shootout. The 2010s are the years of living ironically, however, and a new meme has sprouted out of England's above-average showing at this World Cup.

In delirious scenes in Paris, fans let off fire crackers and released smoke flares - and predicted they would win a second World Cup.

"Every honor to Kane, he scored six goals, but we managed to stop (Lionel) Messi (of Argentina) and (Christian) Eriksen (of Denmark), and I hope we will also stop Kane as well", Dalic said. "We'll repeat that this Sunday", said one supporter, Sebastien.

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