Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight

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"We have one more step to go in Croatia and we'll treat it as "one game at a time".

Southgate enters the last-four match with a full-strength team, with all 23 players in attendance on Monday, and is expected to line up with a side similar to the one that overcame Sweden in the quarter-finals over the weekend.

Kane is two goals clear in the race for the Golden Boot, the England captain having fired the Three Lions into their first semi-final since 1990.

Going all the way to an obviously dramatic 3-4 penalty shootout with the 2018 tournament hosts, Ivan Rakitic, Domagoj Vida and the rest of the Croatian national team put the brakes on Vladimir Putin and Russia's eventual aim of a World Cup final perch. The match between Belgium and France is expected to bring some unbelievable football, as two sides are stuffed with high quality players. The magnitude of this match could unsettle any side, but Croatia seem to know what they are doing, even though they were far from fantastic against Denmark and Russian Federation.

"They have the likes of Luka Modric in the team - he's a fantastic player - but they have other players around the squad that are going to be hard opponents".

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It's been the comedic undertone to a World Cup run bathed in belief by England fans around the world, but 2018 could indeed be the year football comes home.

A spokesman said: "For those who will be watching the football we know an increased amount of alcohol and intensified emotions can sometimes lead to an increase in public order offences". It was Colombia first who was beaten in the shoot-out, showing to the world that this is a new team.

"England was one of the favourites for me for the tournament because they have a young and hungry team with no big, global stars, so it won't be easy for us". However, Gareth Southgate, the team's forward-thinking coach, chose to switch formation to a 3-5-2 a year ago in an effort to give more security to his defence, enable his midfielders to have more possession, and to get more support for star striker Harry Kane.

The Three Lions could have scored more goals from open play had Raheem Sterling showed more composure in front of goal. Even when they do not, there is Jordan Pickford to make incredible saves.

Gareth Southgate will have all of his players at disposal for the match against Croatia. Both teams to score?