#WorldCup - Croatia vs England preview

Sol Campbell shows the pain of England's Euro 2008 qualification failure

He was that bad and confirmed the doubts so many of us had expressed about him prior to that woeful performance. Croatia have "only" had to wait 20 years (semi-finalists at France 1998), while England last reached the semi-final stage 28 years ago at Italy 1990.

Goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic's other half has been compared to Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle ahead of their World Cup semi-final clash with England. "And then with the ball, play with the freedom and expression that we have and the same patterns and movements that we have shown".

Even though he gets himself into great positions and should score goals in even game he plays, Sterling is a bad finisher when chances come his way and he needs to be more clinical if he gets in decent positions against Croatia tonight.

Now England's manager and his players can earn the chance to make themselves immortals.

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And the 19-year-old was overwhelmed at the thought of helping France reach the final in his first appearance at a World Cup . Southgate's England take on Croatia in the semi-final in Moscow , having beaten Sweden 2-0 in the last eight in Samara.

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"I think tonight (Wednesday) will be the biggest test for them".

Although Croatia are the most hard opponents England will have faced in the tournament, Southgate's words suggest he will continue with his attacking formation and personnel.

England's shock run to the last four has captured the nation, and after easing past Sweden with a 2-0 win on Saturday afternoon, they now take on Zlatko Dalic's Croatia in Moscow.

He said: "Helena really misses me when we're separated because of sporting obligations. England are a unsafe team in this competition".

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