Croatia Lands in Moscow Ahead of World Cup Showdown with England

Kristopher Nichols
July 11, 2018

We know they are a very proud nation, similar to Sweden: "their identity as a team is very strong so we have to be extremely well-prepared for the game and play at our top level to have a chance of winning". The Three Lions opened up as 7/5 favourites to beat Croatia in normal time but those odds have shrunk to 11/8 after a patriotic plunge by punters.

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Here are my predictions for how the rest of the World Cup will play out.

"That's it. There's no point watching the World Cup anymore", a woman identifying herself only as Vasilisa from Samara, one of the host cities for the World Cup, tweeted soon after Russian Federation crashed out. They've scored two goals in every game [except against Denmark in the round of 16].

After both seeing off South American opposition in the last eight, Belgium and France meet for a place in the 2018 World Cup final in Saint-Petersburg.

With only European football (soccer) teams left in the running to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, France and England are considered front-runners, according to data provided by Russia's Public Opinion Research Center.

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France withstood nine shots from Belgium as Hugo Lloris kept a clean sheet, and Deschamps credited his side's effort at the back.

The Vatreni striker Mario Mandzukic ensured fans watching the game in his hometown of Slavonski Brod carried on celebrating long into the night, after covering for over 25,000 Croatian kuna (around $4,700) worth of drinks at the city's World Cup fan zone.

Council leader Councillor Georgia Gould, who supports QPR, told the New Journal: "England's march towards the World Cup final continues and we're going to cheer the team on here in Camden with big screens at two great locations". In 2002, 2006 and 2014 they were eliminated in the group stages, and they failed to qualify for the 2010 tournament. "It will be a battle again but I trust us, I have belief in us", Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said.

Pogba, Mbappe, Giroud, Griezmann and co. will now await the victor of tomorrow's semifinal between England and Croatia.

England's Harry Kane is the tournament's top scorer with six goals.

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