[World Cup Roundup] France, Belgium, England, Croatia Secure Semi-final Spots

Postado Julho 11, 2018

After the teams were tied 2-2 after extra-time in the match at the Fisht Stadium, Croatia secured its spot in the semi-finals for only the second time with a 4-3 victory on penalties. They won the World Cup they last hosted in 1998, beating Brazil 3-0. Given the political makeup of the remaining teams, that record will have to improve.

Gareth Southgate's team play Croatia on Wednesday for the chance to meet France or Belgium in the final and Alli, who scored the second goal in the 2-0 last-eight win over Sweden, admitted he was not happy with his performance in that game. They had outplayed "the most impressive team in the tournament", as Bobby Robson had justifiably described West Germany, to an astonishing degree in the first 40 minutes.

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.

"England play a little different than previously, attacking-minded and attractive", he said.

"I wouldn't say there are any glaring weaknesses - they are in the semi-finals that says it all, ' he told the media. We were unlucky at previous tournaments but now we are collecting those debts this year", said Modric after Saturday's win over Russian Federation in Sochi.

Hidalgo is also expected to visit the fan zone, as she did during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Meanwhile, Croatia's first World Cup semi-final for two decades has revived the memories of the country's football high point and raised hopes that Luka Modric's side can go one better than their legendary predecessors.

I expect the teams to be evenly matched, giving viewers an exciting semi-final. At the last Euros, we defeated Spain.

"We have some unbelievable players and a great manager and everyone is clear on what we want to do and when you have such a solid foundation, it's not a surprise that it's going well for us".

"1998 will never be forgotten and should not be, but I would love it if eventually the 1998 "Fiery Ones" can be moved aside so that we can talk not only about 1998 but also a bit about 2018", the former Real Madrid player said.

"There were questions over Sime Vrsaljko but our right-back trained normally and could be ready", they stated below an image of the player in training.

Why can't the Celtic soul brothers hate England like we used to?.