Croatia don’t fear England and ‘can stop Harry Kane’

World Cup 2018 Unbelievable Croatia Defeats Russia in Penalties for the Semis

Slobodan Kadi

"We followed the game over dinner", Grabar-Kitarovic said as she entered the last sessions of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit early Thursday, AP reported.

"We should have killed the game even before extra time".

"I just felt they had a little bit more quality in certain areas. I told him we were disappointed".

After a collaborative worldwide effort, all of the team were freed after 18 expert divers entered the cave on Sunday and eleven hours later returned having rescued four of the boys.

Croatia are the smallest nation to reach a World Cup final since Uruguay in 1950, as well as the lowest ranked ever (20th).

"In my personal opinion, I think this is the best he's playing for the Croatian national team".

Modric has been tipped to win the Golden Ball award at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation having been named man of the match in three of Croatia's five wins so far.

Dalic praised the Three Lions for their "fast" and "direct" football, but the 51-year-old believes his defence can handle the threat of England skipper Harry Kane, who has scored six goals in the tournament so far.

The match takes place in Moscow on Wednesday evening, and Dalic has warned his team should not be underestimated.

Vrsaljko, who plays for Atletico Madrid, had struggled to be ready for the match after playing in two previous extra-time matches, but he found the strength to lift his exhausted, battered team to a comeback win. "The only wish I have is to lift the cup for Croatia".

Croatia, despite being the "home" team, will wear their black and blue away strip.

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has said that his side will be wary of England's set-piece threat when the sides meet on Wednesday evening. "We feel much easier at this point and we are enjoying what is happening", Mandzukic said.

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