Projecting Final Matchup Before 1st Semi-Final Game

Henry Romero  Reuters

Henry Romero Reuters

But England's success at this summer's World Cup has resulted in a major comeback in popularity for Three Lions, which is now No 1 in the iTunes charts. Towns like Ipswich saw thousands of fans enjoy the Three Lions' quarter final match under blue skies on Saturday.

And in Croatia, the talk these days will also be of the quality of brilliant 1998 semi-finalists Davor Suker, Zvonimir Boban or Robert Prosinecki and the national team's only last-four appearance until now.

Belgium are the only side to have won every game they have played in Russian Federation on their way to the semi-finals.

Three of England's goals have come from the penalty spot, all converted by Kane, and the team won a penalty shootout for the first time at a World Cup to beat Colombia.

The 2018 World Cup is entering its final few days with four European nations remaining in a tournament that has captured the imagination.

"I wouldn't say there are any glaring weaknesses (in England's team) since they are in the semi-finals, that says it all".

The winners of the two matches will meet in Sunday's final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow where they will battle it out for the trophy. However, he urged the council to consider something similar for the future: "I think the council needs to be more proactive in instigating events like these that bring people together".

His subs are going to be important with 30 minutes to go, Marcus Rashford didn't play on Saturday but I'd expect to see him on Wednesday night.

It's without a doubt the best opportunity for Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard to win a major worldwide trophy.

The two sides are evenly matched, so it's a hard one to call, but the Red Devils were perhaps a little fortunate to only concede one goal against Brazil, who spurned several promising opportunities and were controversially denied a penalty.

England survived a penalty shootout against Colombia in the last 16 whereas Croatia emerged through extra-time and spot-kicks against Denmark before going through the same ordeal again against Russian Federation in Saturday's quarter-final.

"We know where we are".

"We'd been spending a lot of time on set pieces, right down to the details, all the runs and the blocks", said midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Kane is now leading the Golden Boot race at this summer's World Cup with six goals, helping his side to the semi-finals of the competition in the process.

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