Home » Sport

Justin Timberlake will show England-Croatia game at London arena before concert

11 July, 2018, 09:39 | Author: Drew Briggs
  • Dejan Lovren and Harry Kane could be a key battle on Wednesday says Jamie Redknapp

"To have seen our younger teams have success they have has been hugely rewarding".

Since 1998, Croatia have endured disappointments at major tournaments themselves, notably losing on penalties to Turkey in the Euro 2008 quarter-finals.

If we are right collectively and defensively then individuals don't matter.

We are just hours away from knowing the matchup in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in Moscow, Russia. Kane was quiet in the victory over Sweden, but the Spurs striker will be looking to add a goal to his tally to fire the Three Lions to World Cup glory. They lost to hosts and eventual winners France.

Despite Kane transferring his form from the Premier League into the World Cup, with six goals to his name in Russia, Croatia's centre-back believes that he has the ability to win their latest tussle. They are unbeaten so far in the tournament.

Eliminating Colombia and Sweden in the knockouts, it has worked out very well for England, who lost to Belgium to take a second spot in the group stage. This is one more than opponents Croatia, who have managed 10.

England and Croatia have set up an unexpected semifinal clash. - Eight of England's 11 goals at the 2018 World Cup have been scored via set pieces - since 1966, the only team to equal that number in a single World Cup tournament are Portugal in 1966 (also eight goals).

Midfielder Jordan Henderson has not lost any of his last 30 England matches, the longest unbeaten run of any England player in history.

Despite a comfortable run through their group, Croatia has had a tougher ride in the knockout rounds, needing extra time and penalties to eliminate both Denmark in the round of 16 and then hosts Russian Federation in the last four.

Trump told Kavanaugh of pick Sunday
The Casey court did impose some restrictions on abortion rights and Democrats worry that overruling Roe will hurt women. Some conservatives are disappointed with President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

England take on Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium at 7pm BST on Wednesday.

Only one of their seven matches has ended a draw, with the first meeting, a friendly in 1996, having finished 0-0.

Dier said: "He (Modric) is a great player, one of the best in the world, and whatever position or wherever he plays it doesn't make a difference to a player of that quality".

In Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, Croatia boast two of the finest midfielders in world football, a fact not lost on fellow schemer Henderson.

It may be the less-glamorous and star-filled of the two semi-finals in Russian Federation, but England and Croatia will bring with them their own potent selections of power players and no small amount of tactical wit to boot.

The England captain, who has not scored from open play since England's rout of Panama in their second group match, does not have the lightning speed that would expose the lack of pace in the Croatian central defence.

Robinson had made a string of fine saves to ensure the first half remained goalless as Croatia laid seige on the England goal before Eduardo headed the home side into a deserved 61st-minute lead.

The contribution of Raheem Sterling remains a polarising debate in England, with the Manchester City player without a goal for his country since October 2015, but Southgate says the forward's contribution in Russian Federation has been essential. "He can help to create game he is incredible without the ball".

Dejan Lovren talks up the talents of Harry Kane, but remains confident that he can stop the England striker from scoring against Croatia in Wednesday's semi-final.

Recommended:

  • Trump to attend state dinner, meet Queen Elizabeth II on British visit

    Trump to attend state dinner, meet Queen Elizabeth II on British visit

    Trump will arrive at London's Stansted Airport Thursday, following a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. Trump will meet the queen at Windsor Castle on Friday before traveling to Scotland for the rest of that weekend.
    Trump fires first salvo in trade war versus China

    Trump fires first salvo in trade war versus China

    How did we get here? "The sad part for us is while this political dance is playing out, our business may be taking a hit". The tariffs would mark a significant escalation in the trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies.
    Tropical depression becomes tropical storm Beryl

    Tropical depression becomes tropical storm Beryl

    A forecaster for AccuWeather.com said the storm will break apart due to strong wind shear as well as dry air and dust. Both systems are expected to strengthen as we enter into the second full month of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.
  • Elon Musk designs escape pod for soccer team trapped in Thai cave

    Elon Musk designs escape pod for soccer team trapped in Thai cave

    Time is of the essence since more flooding rains are expected over the weekend, and oxygen in the caves may be running low. Musk began his Saturday updates by discussing an "escape pod design" and "an inflatable tube with airlocks".
    Mar-a-Lago Is Still Trying To Higher Foreign Workers

    Mar-a-Lago Is Still Trying To Higher Foreign Workers

    Since 2010 Mar-a-Lago alone has obtained a total of 500 H-2B visas for seasonal foreign workers, according to The New Yorker . Another was the Salvation Army , which in the past, held charitable events at both The Breakers and Mar-a-Lago.
    Serena powers past qualifier into third round

    Serena powers past qualifier into third round

    Asked if her wealth of Wimbledon experience was a key factor, Venus said: "I´d love to have that extra advantage". Roger Federer just breezed into the third round of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships .
  • Gareth Southgate has ‘racehorse trainer’s eye’ for England injuries

    Gareth Southgate has ‘racehorse trainer’s eye’ for England injuries

    There have been 60 matches, 157 goals and four penalty shootouts - but just four teams remain in the 2018 World Cup . The Euro '96 anthem managed to topple Drake from the top spot, clocking up over one million streams in just one day.
    Duke of Cambridge takes to Twitter to celebrate England's Quarter-Final win

    Duke of Cambridge takes to Twitter to celebrate England's Quarter-Final win

    Three Lions by Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds is the brand new number one on The Official Vodafone Big Top 40 . Harry Maguire and Dele Alli both scored during the game securing England's place in the final four of the World Cup .
    MI  judge reportedly on final list for Trump's next Supreme Court pick

    MI judge reportedly on final list for Trump's next Supreme Court pick

    Still, there are some whose allegiance to the Federalist Society agenda is largely about social issues such as abortion. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) also spoke to the president about the merits and drawbacks of each nominee, including Kavanaugh.
  • Global stocks slump - yen rises as USA  raises stakes in trade conflict

    Global stocks slump - yen rises as USA raises stakes in trade conflict

    The US trade deficit in goods with China ballooned to a record $375.2 billion past year , stoking his anger over trade policies. Oil had risen the previous day, supported by a larger-than expected USA stock draw and supply concerns in Norway and Libya.
    'Tiny' Hurricane Beryl strengthens; another storm may develop off NC coast

    'Tiny' Hurricane Beryl strengthens; another storm may develop off NC coast

    Satellite data indicate maximum sustained winds of around 80 miles per hour with higher gusts, and some strengthening is forecast. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions, forecasters warn.
    3rd Thai cave rescue mission underway

    3rd Thai cave rescue mission underway

    The second phase of a rescue operation has ended for the day, with more than half of the Thai soccer team rescued from the cave. The eight boys who've been rescued so far have all swum out of the cave, each escorted by two expert divers.


Popular

World Cup Star Pays for Hometown's Entire Bar Tab
Now is the time to look forward to our last game here, " he said. "We shouldn't be surprised Croatia is in the last four", said Dalic.

Tropical Storm Chris expected to strengthen, Beryl may re-form
Even so, it is not expected to be a threat to our local North Florida and South Georgia area. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) to the north of the center.

Federer qualifies for Wimbledon quarter-finals without dropping a set
No. 24 Kei Nishikori avoided an upset, winning 4-6, 7-5 (5), 7-6 (10), 6-1 over unseeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia. The victory allowed Anderson to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time in his professional career.

Four things we learned from the World Cup quarter-finals
Croatia had scored a draw against host country Russian Federation but won 4-3 in the penalty shootout. Defender of "Zenit" got emotional after the defeat against Croatia in ¼ of the 2018 world Cup .

George Clooney taken to hospital after motorcycle crash in Sardinia
The A-list couple are believed to have brought their parents to the island to help care for the children while George works. George and Amal were seen arrive in the island on a private jet at the end of June with their twins Alexander and Ella.

Kylie Jenner Reveals She ''Got Rid'' of Her Famous Lip Fillers
Her famous pout may be no more, but we still think she looks incredible. "I got rid of all my filler ", Kylie replied. The second Kylie uploaded the new photos , fans flew into the Instagram comments to compliment her on her new look.

Russian Federation v Croatia quarter-final
The hosts came into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team but began with a bang by beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 and Egypt 3-1. A Modric corner found a Lovren head inside the last five minutes, but the center back could only send the ball meekly over.

Saudi Arabia raised oil output by around 500,000 bpd in June
Later speaking to Reuters , the Iranian declared that oil prices will rise to Dollars 100, and it will all be Trump's "fault". Oil extended losses after state-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Co cut most pricing for Asian, European and USA markets.

England coach Southgate looks to ease pressure ahead of World Cup opener
He is meticulous and considered, he wants to be the best he can be and believes he can be one of the best in the world.

Oil prices fall as Donald Trump demands OPEC ‘reduce pricing now’
Iran has threatened to block oil exports through a key Gulf waterway in retaliation against any hostile United States action. Trump, however, is not satisfied with either the current level of oil prices or the announced production increase.