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

Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic is crucial to his nation's hopes

The right-back was taken off during extra time against Russian Federation on Saturday after feeling discomfort in his knee and was initially ruled out of the upcoming match against the Three Lions by English and Spanish press.

"We do not want to stop, we will try to play our best game", said Dalic, according to the BBC.

Win and they will be one step closer to achieving the feats of their 1966 team - the only one from England that has tasted glory at world football's showpiece tournament.

After Gareth Southgate's side booked a semi-final tie against Croatia, which will take place in Moscow on Wednesday, calls have grown for Wimbledon to adjust the start time for the men's final. "We are a country of four million people", said the 22-year-old.

"We expect a very hard, tight and demanding match".

"There are no favourites at this World Cup, every game is 50-50 and you have to fight it out".

"We didn't have one single complaint of anybody here feeling that the football interfered with their enjoyment of Wimbledon".

"Even though they've not had as much game-time as they would have liked, they are as much of a reason why we are where we are". They finished third in 1998.

But Croatia still lack a major title, and this World Cup is seen as the last chance for this golden generation, which apart from Modric includes Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic and Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

"We took a hard route and we were unlucky, particularly in previous tournaments, especially the Euros".

Fans gather during a meeting with Russia's national soccer team at the FIFA Fan Fest in Moscow, a host city for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia July 8, 2018. The first semi-final between France and Belgium will be played a day before on Tuesday. "I've played against Modric and he's world class ... one of the best there is".

"I'm not thinking about it, only about my national team succeeding", he said.

The players, who suffered a heartbreaking quarter-final defeat on Saturday, unfurled a huge banner reading "We are playing for you" in a tribute to their devoted fans and their passionate support during the tournament.

"I'm glad that I scored goals but the most important thing is to help the team".

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