All European clashes in store as FIFA World Cup reaches final four

Steve Mc Claren watches on as England lose to Croatia at Wembley in November 2007

Steve Mc Claren watches on as England lose to Croatia at Wembley in November 2007

Only time will tell, but till then - here are the predictions for both semi-final matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Croatian football team made the two-hour and twenty flight from Sochi to Moscow on Sunday afternoon where it will take on England in the semi-final of the World Cup.

"This was not a attractive game, it was a fight, a battle for the semi-final", added Dalic, who broke down in tears after Croatia confirmed a first World Cup semi-final appearance since 1998.

The quarterfinals provided two days of mostly excellent soccer this past weekend - highlighted by comfortable and confident wins by France and England, and a breakthrough win for Belgium's Golden Generation - leaving promise of more to come. "There is pressure but also enjoyment of being in the World Cup semi-finals", Mandzukic said.

England take on Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium at 1900BST on Wednesday, hoping to get the win that would see them return to the same venue to face either France or Belgium in the final.

"He is our captain, our leader, we follow him and if the team manages a great result and he gets the Ballon d'Or he will deserve it, and I want it for him".

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Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England a match against either Croatia or host nation Russian Federation for a place in the final.

"In the second half and in extra time we dominated, we should have finished the job before penalties", he said, "but maybe it's written in the stars that we have to go through the extra drama". "You were the 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th player", he said and promised that the team would demonstrate better results at the next World Cup in Qatar, although it would be hard without such support.

The investment-banking giant changed its prediction after Belgium defeated Brazil in the quarter finals. "I believe that people did not only start trusting us but they are in love with us".

Fernandes's header was the 66th set-piece goal scored at the 2018 World Cup out of 157 in total.

It wasn't the second time Zlatko Dalic's men had to go all the way to a penalty shootout, after overcoming Denmark in the same fashion in the round of 16. "More the other night (against Colombia) coming into Saturday", he added.

Former Croatia coach Slaven Bilic, meanwhile, said his country will be aiming to exploit England's weaknesses when they are not in possession.

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