They could not see off their opponents in reregulation time. 28 years for England, 20 for Croatia. We will both want to have possession.
Team manager Stanislav Cherchesov, who guided his team into the quarter-finals, expressed his gratitude to Russian supporters and promised to deliver an even better performance at the 2020 World Cup in Qatar.
England have for long desired to be at this stage.
"They have been playing at an extremely high level for their clubs". And physical preparation. if the player is not in good physical shape, he will not play well in a World Cup.
Eight of England's 11 goals so far have come via free kicks, corners or penalties, which is four more than any other team and the most since Portugal also scored eight set-piece goals at the World Cup in 1966. "We're excited for Wednesday now - looking forward to it and we're trying to prepare as much as we can".
He nailed the semi-finals.. But you have a great team and it will be a really hard game.
It promises to be an epic battle when Croatian experience takes on English youth.
They have underachieved in recent years despite boasting a side including Modric, Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.
The Croatian midfielders have been in imperious form throughout the tournament and will pose a significant threat to the Three Lions during their semi-final clash on Wednesday.
Rooney, who was the leading goalscorer for England before announcing his retirement from the global football in 2017, further added that he is enjoying the attention being given to the country in Russian Federation.
"Now he is probably looked upon as the greatest Croatia player, which is some statement, and he is carrying the country's hopes". I felt something unusual in my knee and after talking with the doctor on the sideline we decided I should come off.
"I believe that people did not only start trusting us but they are in love with us".
"We have had events on in camp when some of those guys have been in when the road was named at St George's (Park) after Sir Alf", he said. "They have worked in our favor and we'll carry on working on them".
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