Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Dele Alli eager to take on Croatia's Modric

Dele Alli eager to take on Croatia's Modric

England's opponents Croatia have knocked out two right-wing teams since the Group Stage, although had to rely on penalties to beat both Denmark and Russian Federation - the latter result leaving us with only democracies left in the competition.

How they got there France made smooth work of beating Uruguay 2-0 in their quarter-final, with Raphael Varane and Antonie Griezmann the goalscorers.

Just four teams remain, all of them from Europe: Belgium, France, Croatia, and England.

The only predictions that Neville has gotten wrong so far are Portugal to beat Uruguay, Switzerland to overcome Sweden and Spain advancing against hosts Russian Federation in their round of 16 fixtures.

England defender Danny Rose will fly members of his family to Moscow to watch the team's World Cup semi-final against Croatia, reversing previous advice the player had given for them not to visit Russian Federation due to racism fears.

Revisiting his predictions ahead of the upcoming England vs. Croatia semi-final in Moscow, Neville allowed himself a pat on his own back before he urged England supporters to get behind Gareth Southgate's team. Les Bleus also reached the final in 2006 but they were beaten 5-3 on penalties by Italy.

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And perhaps most importantly, why he thinks England should be in the final this weekend. Step off them and they will dictate the game.

Lady Elsie, who has been greatly enjoying watching the World Cup herself, is well known for fronting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, a charity dedicated to finding more effective ways to detect and treat cancer. He has scored 3 goals from 3 penalties.

"We are a team who are still improving" Southgate said. "We played at club level as well", says striker Mario Mandzukic, who played with Modric at Dinamo Zagreb a decade ago before the latter joined Tottenham Hotspur.

"Until five or six years ago I was bit vain, and in a way glad that in 1998 we set the bar so high that it was hard to even contemplate, let alone jump over it".

Belgium beat Brazil 2-1 in Sochi on Friday night, and are now the most likely team to take home the trophy, with a 32.6% chance of winning, according to Goldman.

"But in the end you will never know the possibilities of great success or great moments like we have had in the last few weeks". But before they didn't have any pressure.

'We have two matches to play and we are very motivated.

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