Paul Gascoigne will fly to Moscow for World Cup semi-final

Doug Mendoza
July 10, 2018

But with Rakitic and Modric operating centrally and Andrej Kramaric inclined to drop off behind lone striker Mario Mandzukic, the danger of Croatia dominating the central areas is a very real one for England.

Southgate's England side will play Croatia in the semi-finals on Wednesday evening, where England captain Harry Kane will be hoping to get on the score sheet as he pursues the coveted Golden Boot award. That could bring us a spectacle. He is due to fly to Russian Federation on a private jet today to cheer on Gareth Southgate's team against Croatia tomorrow.

"You obviously have got your family at home and the kids that you need to keep in touch with, keep checking in or the missus might go mad". They got past both teams after shoot-outs, showing their composure.

Sheer class from Alli. How they're still held and revered", he said, adding: "I've met quite a few of those players and we know exactly how they're held.

The team that reached that stage in 1966 went on to win the tournament on home soil and Shilton is backing this team to do likewise.

"We know them well".

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His speed, mazy dribbling skills and vision make him a player who can decide a game on his own.

England's run to the World Cup semifinals has prompted widespread praise but amid the euphoria midfielder Dele Alli believes he can play better football. England have to be patient, and don't want to get into a gung-ho football match.

But Dalic insists his squad have enough in the tank to beat England despite the physical demands of the previous two games. Against Sweden, the difference in quality was obvious. England's 3-5-2 seems to be working so far.

The striker has become the poster boy of the Three Lions' campaign in Russian Federation with six goals so far. The answer, it transpires, also includes a certain Jordan Pickford, who was playing in goal for Bradford City. "But we will be, because there's a great spirit in this side".

Gareth Southgate will have all of his players at disposal for the match against Croatia.

This choice of personnel, along with wide players Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic, would create a four-man front for England and could trouble their back three in transition should Modric pounce and exploit the spaces in behind Kieran Trippier and Ashley Young.

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