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Starting XI: Croatia vs England

2018 FIFA World Cup Starting XI: Croatia vs England, 11 July 2018

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 11, 2018 06:52 PM @KeeganKruger

Gareth Southgate's young English side will go up against Zlatko Dalic's Croatia in the second 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final on Wednesday night. Here's how the two teams will line up!

Click through the gallery above to see England's starting XI.

2018 FIFA World Cup, semi-finals

Teams: Croatia vs England

Date: 11 July 2018

Time: 20:00

Venue: Luzhniki Stadium

The two countries have met once before in a major tournament, at Euro 2004, when the Three Lions beat the Croatians 4-2 in group stage game.

This fixture will be the eighth meeting overall between these two European nations, with England having won four times, Croatia twice and one fixture ending in a draw, according to BBC Sports.

Dalic's side are playing in their second World Cup semi-final, their first coming at France 1998, which was also their debut tournament.

England, however, are heading into their third semi-final. Their first was a 2-1 win over Portugal in 1966, and the second was the penalty shootout defeat to West Germany in 1990.

Interestingly, the English have not beaten two European nations in a single World Cup since 1982, when they beat the old Czechoslovakia and France.

Here is how the teams will line up:

Croatia: Subasic, Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic, Rakitic, Brozovic, Modric, Perisic, Rebic, Mandzukic.

England: Pickford; Stones, Maguire, Walker; Trippier, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Young; Sterling, Kane.

Which team do you think will advance to the final? Let us know in the comments section below.


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Warras4phefeni Jul 12, 2018 08:05 AM
France I bet
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Welems Jul 11, 2018 08:45 PM
Croatia will equalize in the second half and ultimately win the match on penalties
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scoreman99 Jul 11, 2018 08:41 PM
@wash & wear France will take this world cup if u don't believe me u r welcome to bet with ur sugar Mama Dineo akere
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So-Mathabo-KBY Jul 11, 2018 08:02 PM
It would have been great to see Pogba silence these racist English journalists and pundits who criticise him week in, week out but unfortunately Croatia will finish them off tonight
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wash & wear Jul 11, 2018 07:58 PM
before world cup i said croatia is going to lift the world cup trophy and now is happening#go croatia go
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wash & wear Jul 11, 2018 07:54 PM
Croatia will beat england's cows .....croatia 6-1 england
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downzzz Jul 11, 2018 07:53 PM
I gv croatia

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