Rafa Benitez gives his verdict on England's World Cup hopes

Rafa Benitez gives his verdict on England's World Cup hopes

They'll have to be hugely proud of the team and they must think that they can beat us.

England face Croatia tonight with the winners facing France in Sunday's final.

Crowds gathered in Moscow's center on Wednesday ahead of the World Cup semi-final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium in the city. "We are looking to keep breaking those barriers down". "It's more about the collective - you can see it in the way he deals with the squad", said Paul Willis, who was in the stands last Saturday in Samara, Russia, when England reached the semifinals with a 2-0 victory over Sweden.

All we can say is that for two of these four sides that answer will come sooner rather than later, as today (*producer jump zoom*): one of these nations is going home.

Beattie, who played nine times for England and was part of Sir Bobby Robson's great Ipswich sides of the late 70s and early 80s, believes Croatia will provide a tough test but expects Southgate's men to prevail.

I had stopped watching football for a long time, being sick and exhausted of the thuggery on the pitch.

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"When England played Colombia we noticed traffic levels drop by about a third so we're anticipating similar on Wednesday", said Frank Bird, an emergency planning officer at Highways England.

United Kingdom blood charity Bloodwise has launched a campaign in the run-up to tonight's England and Croatia semi-final match in Moscow, where it is asking fans to wear a waistcoat and donate to blood cancer research.

In-fact, 72% of England's goals have come from set-pieces.

In England's class of 2018, free kicks, corners and wide crosses are mostly provided by England's wing backs, Young and Kieran Trippier, and they are proving tough to defend. "It is a special feeling and a privilege".

England fans sing their football anthem "Three Lions (Football's Coming Home)", originally performed in 1996 and 1998 by Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds. "It has a slightly different feel for me, but it's nice to hear people enjoying it again".

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