Croatia v England: Why Wednesday must be Harry Kane's day

World Cup 2018: Croatia vs. England preview, time, how to watch

"Health has to be number one, but to play for the Croatian team, to play in the World Cup semi-final, I do not need to even say that I will be giving it 300% to be fit".

Meanwhile, the last two games for Croatia, against Denmark and Russian Federation, ended the same: with Croatia winning in penalties.

For England, it will be a chance to return to the final for the first time since winning the tournament in 1966, and the "football is coming home" talk - a reference to England as where organized soccer got its start - has been growing as the team has advanced through the knockout stages.

Croatia relied on penalty shootouts to advance in their round of 16 tie with Denmark, as well as their quarter-final date with Russian Federation, which suggests that they have the collective concentration to last 120 minutes, as well as the cool-headedness to maintain composure during penalties. "Why would we change given how far we have come playing as we have?"

He said he was convinced that win or lose on Wednesday, his team had a bright future after decades of English under-achievement on the global stage.

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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.

Millions of expectant England fans will be glued to TV sets on Wednesday evening hoping the national team can reach the World Cup final for only the second time in their history.

Wednesday's game will see Lovren reacquainted with Kane, who has carried his prolific form in the Premier League to Russian Federation and is the leading scorer at the tournament with six goals.

Lovren continued: "I have all respect for Harry Kane".

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

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Dalic, who was appointed in October, days before their final group qualifying match against Ukraine, said there was more to come. It's a young team, the majority of the players will play in the next World Cup with more experience at club level.


"It's completely irrelevant, " he said through a translator. Win or lose, both teams will play two more games in the tournament.

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

Kane, who tops the Golden Boot standings in Russian Federation, had already scored and assisted as Spurs recorded a 4-1 victory in October. "Why didn't you ask me about when I played well?"

"Gareth Southgate and the boys have done a fantastic job and I'm sure they are going to go on to do well and I wish them all the best of luck tonight", May said. "You are just nitpicking my poor performances".

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The 32-year-old has starred in Russian Federation , and has been named man of the match in three of Croatia's five wins. On the game itself, he added: 'The first half was really good, we could have had a second goal - we had the chances.


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