Russian Federation 2018: Croatia Fear England’s Sterling In Semi-Final


Fernandes's header was the 66th set-piece goal scored at the 2018 World Cup out of 157 in total.

Lawro picked the victor in three of the four quarter-finals and six of the eight last-16 ties.

As the group stage neared its conclusion, Goldman changed its mind to forecast that it would be England facing off against the Brazilians in the final, although Brazil would still triumph.

France will take on Belgium in the first semi-final on Tuesday.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan in Moscow.

Croatia's shoot-out victory over Russian Federation was their second straight win on penalties at the World Cup, after they beat Denmark in the same fashion in their last-16 tie.

There is not much flair at the top end of the France attack with Olivier Giroud leading the line, but he is there to bring people like Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann into the game.

"He shows great potential and I'm sure he has a bright future". I am not going to put forth heavy statistical analysis in favour of my argument but instead, I foresee the victory of Belgium simply relying on the fact that nearly all the players of Belgium play in the top most football teams of the English Premier League viz Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham.

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"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is really fast and his combination with Harry Kane is really unsafe".

"We do not want to stop, we will try to play our best game".

Croatia came from behind in Sochi with Andrej Kramaric cancelling out Denis Cheryshev's opener as the tie ended 1-1 after 90 minutes.

English coach George Raynor took Sweden to the 1958 final, but lost to Brazil. "We have two more matches to play, we are very motivated and we will give our all", Dalic said, adding that the competition is wide open.

"They were sending them to their mums, dads and grandparents who wouldn't believe them when they said how similar I looked!"

"Where do I find strength? I believe the backbone of the team will stay". And I think we will be celebrating whatever the outcome, no-one expected either team to get this far.

Apart from the experience of 103 global appearances, Lloris has a few other things going his way when he's trying to stop them - including the fact he's faced numerous Belgians already while playing for Tottenham in the English Premier League.

The Swedes were playing in the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1994, when they reached the semifinals.