Croatia will play on counter and rely on Modric, Rakitic - Tapalovic

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They, like us, are desperate for success. Gareth has been wearing the brand's Linear Bracelet which retails at £115 and has been sporting the design in silver with a denim blue cord, which signifies courage - how very appropriate for the Three Lions!

"The consistent comparisons and messages I receive from friends all came about since Harry Kane's success at Tottenham over the past two years, and especially this World Cup".

Fashion search platform Lyst told Harper's Bazaar that waistcoat searches were up 41% since the World Cup started. They have always had potential and in 2014 (World Cup) and 2016 (European Championships) they did not live up to that promise.

Mario Mandzukic has said that he and his Croatia teammates won't let fatigue get in their way when they face England in the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday.

Both France and Belgium won their respective groups.

The coach, however, will have to wait and see if defender Sime Vrsaljko, who played in four of their five games, will be fit for the match after sustaining a knee injury.

Other fans adopted a waiting game, including Keith Sutton, who arrived in Moscow without a ticket for the semi-final.

The two that expected semifinal berths are France and Belgium, and they will be the first semifinal matchup.

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If we do not make it to the final, or do not become world champions, that would also be a disappointment. The two sides will meet on Tuesday to decide who plays in July 15's World Cup final.

How they got there Croatia after winning Group D with a 100 per cent record have had to grit their way through the knockout stages with penalty shoot-out wins over Denmark and hosts Russian Federation.

Mark Roberts, National Police Chiefs' Council lead for football policing, said: "I think we'll see more, I think influx is probably overstating it".

Thibaut Courtois raised a strong claim for the golden glove award with his stunning display between the sticks of Belgium against Brazil in the second quarter-final at Kazan.

Belgium were absolutely brilliant against Brazil last time out, with coach Roberto Martinez emerging from that 2-1 victory with a lot of credit after switching tactics and allowing Kevin De Bruyne more freedom in the final third.

My gut is telling me Croatia will win this game.

Croatia have been pushed to the brink twice in penalties, and England may well be fresher due to getting their business done in the 90 minutes against Sweden.

England's Harry Kane is the tournament's top scorer with six goals.

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