Justin Timberlake Raises 'Its Coming Home!' Slogan Ahead Of England's Semi-Final

Justin Timberlake Raises 'Its Coming Home!' Slogan Ahead Of England's Semi-Final

"I think Raheem has been fundamental to the way that we have played - his movement, the positions he takes up, his pressing of the ball, his work-rate for the team, the winning of free kicks and corners, his speed to stretch teams".

Croatia & England will meet on Wednesday evening, with a place in the World Cup finals on the line.

The Karrinyup father of two, who moved here from England 20 years ago, has watched every single World Cup game since 1982. "The higher the level of opponent, if you press in a disorganized fashion, then you will get picked through and we have got to be conscious of that", he said.

Croatia, meanwhile have made the World Cup knockout rounds for the first time since 1998, when they reached the semi-final and finished third overall.

Meanwhile, social media has been awash with support for the England team with several videos of celebrations following the win over Sweden going viral.

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Croatia have needed penalty shoot-outs to overcome Denmark and Russian Federation in the knockout stage.

They beat Tunisia in their tournament opener thanks to a late Harry Kane goal, brushed aside a poor Panama, edged out Colombia on penalties and easily beat Sweden in the quarter-finals. In the other four games, Croatia's only variable to its 4-2-3-1 formation was whether to start captain Luka Modric in a deep midfield role and Andrej Kramaric more advanced, or to move up Modric and start Marcelo Brozovic.

A victory and a visit to their second ever World Cup would certainly do that, whilst simultaneously whipping up a whole nation into a frenzy. - 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).

"Any team in a World Cup semi-final is going to find the energy and going to find the motivation".

England have already won a shootout in Russian Federation, against Colombia in the last 16.

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Kane managed just one shot in that 2-0 success but will relish facing a Croatia defence that have conceded four goals in their last three games, failing to keep a clean sheet in any of them.

"I've played against Modric a few times, he's probably one of the best players I've played against", said Henderson.

"We are really proud with the style of our play, the intelligence of our play and that we have performed under pressure". "We've talked about how important it is to have that spirit".

But the England boss is well aware of the threat that Croatia pose in the centre of the field.

In the latest in a series of controversies, former worldwide Ognjen Vukojevic was kicked out of their delegation on Monday and fined by Federation Internationale de Football Association for posting a pro-Ukraine video clip following their penalty shootout victory over Russia on Saturday.

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