Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is a World Cup Super Fan

Theresa May

Theresa May

"It's so special to do something with the national team".

England take on Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium at 1900BST on Wednesday, hoping to get the win that would see them return to the same venue to face either France or Belgium in the final.

England forward Raheem Sterling is yet to score in the finals but Dalic singled out the Manchester City star as one of the main threats for the semi-final. "I think they're the toughest competition for us in the World Cup".

Manchester United midfielder Pogba, praised the youngsters on Twitter and described them as "heroes" after they spent more than two weeks trapped inside the flooded cave system.

"I told the players before the game there was no pressure - we have reached the semi-finals, enjoy your football and this was exactly what we did".

The British Beer and Pub Association said 30 million extra pints have been sold during all of England's World Cup matches thus far.

Croatia captain Luka Modric issued a withering rebuke to English journalists and pundits who had "underestimated" Croatia in his opinion after they reached the World Cup final at the expense of England. It's a dream come true for us after such a long time.

"We showed again that we were not exhausted - we dominated the game mentally and physically".

"We knew what was at stake and how important the semi-final is for a small country like Croatia", Perisic added.

"We were a much better team than Russian Federation, especially in the second-half and extra-time, but we can not do without drama, it seems", the Real Madrid midfielder said.

France and Croatia will square off this Sunday, July 15 in Moscow for the chance to be called world champion. I can imagine the same kind of scenes, a very great and positive atmosphere back in England.

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