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GETTY World Cup 2018 Henderson came off in the 85th minute against Sweden

"Subasic knows getting past England will be no easy feat, though, as Gareth Southgate's Three Lions prepare for their first World Cup semi-final since 1990". And a young, likeable side with an eminently sensible and humble manager in Southgate have captured the hearts of a nation.

England will face Croatia in the semi-final of the World Cup at 7pm, Wednesday 11 July.

While many outsiders view that unexpected Croatian run to the last four as a great success, inside the country many share the view of the team's then manager Miroslav Blazevic that it was a missed opportunity. They have players like Harry Maguire, Harry Kane, John Stones and others, who are very strong.

Campos, who played in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, is best remembered for his flamboyant jerseys, ability with the ball at his feet and short stature. But we have to kill games earlier.

"There is still a lot to play. But we have nothing to lose, we will enjoy this game, and hopefully we can write history", said defender Dejan Lovren, of Premier League side Liverpool.

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"The biggest pressure came against Denmark in the round of 16 (which also went to extra-time and a penalty shootout)".

It might sound a stretch, but some England fans want matchday in Moscow dubbed "Waistcoat Wednesday" in tribute to manager Gareth Southgate, who has taken to wearing a waistcoat on the touch-line along with suit pants and a dress shirt and tie.

"It's been a long season, but you play in a World Cup semi-final once in a lifetime and there's no point giving up now". So we won't win the game just because Croatia had half an hour more football than us three days ago.

Henderson, if again selected as England's sole holding midfielder, will need to be at his disruptive best to prevent the Croatians developing a stranglehold in the middle of the pitch, while also watching out for those surging runs forward.

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