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Dier wary of 'world class' Rakitic and Modric

Dier wary of 'world class' Rakitic and Modric

As World Cup finals get closer, the football euphoria comes close to its peek.

Having played every game so far, Croatia will have to adjust to life without Vrsaljko and it could be a situation that England takes advantage of in preparations leading up to Wednesday's game.

Three days after Croatia lost to the host nation 2:1, Ćiro Blažević's squad defeated Holland 2:1 in the game for third place at the Parc des Princes in Paris - and the achievement has been celebrated ever since.

"I couldn't imagine that I would finish my football career on such a high note!"

"I had the pleasure of handing him his first shirt against France and he's a lovely kid... really humble".

Spartak Moscow winger Alexander Samedov also confirmed he is retiring from global football after Russia's defeat.

"You've had an incredible #WorldCup, made history, and gave us fans something to believe in". The match went into extra time after Andrej Kramaric had cancelled Denis Cheryshev's goal. Last year, he made a 20,000 euros donation to firefighters in Dalmatia so that they received new equipment to help them tackle wildfires that spread in and around Split.

How to watch the semi-finals
We will enjoy this game and hopefully we can make history". "If you're asking me a question in a one-off final can we do it?" France and Belgium are two attractive, entertaining sides with big names lining up on both ends of the field.

"Semi-finals, they've done what they had to do, they took us to the semi-finals. We can not do anything to stop this from happening other than hope that they have read this letter and think twice before acting".

After 10 years of Real's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi dominating the Ballon d'Or, there has been talk that leading his country to World Cup glory could see Modric break the pair's stranglehold on the award for the world's best player.

Some stores will close early to enable employees to watch the match, which starts at 1800 GMT, with various concerts, plays and cinema shows cancelled. "Extra time, I knew it was on the cards we weren't going to win that". "They are still great guys for us, they are heroes", said Peskov.

The BBC says one of the two videos in which Vida appeared was posted online after Croatia beat host Russian Federation for the right to play in the semi-final against England.

"We shouldn't be surprised Croatia is in the last four", said Dalic. Hopefully, we can get the win. "No doubt it'll be a great atmosphere on final day in particular".

Kevin Miles of the Football Supporters Federation expects between 5,000 and 7,000 fans for Wednesday's semifinal between England and Croatia, but admits "a lot of people are doing it last minute, so it's very hard to put numbers on it".


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