England takes on Croatia in the second semifinal of 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium. The winner will face France, who defeated Belgium the other day, in the finals on July 15. England made it to the Round of 16 after finishing second in Group G and then outplayed Columbia (4-3) and Sweden (2-0) to advance to the semis. England’s lone defeat so far came against Belgium. Croatia, on the other hand, topped Group D after having won all their three matches. In the pre-quarters, the Luka Modric-led side defeated Denmark 3-2 on penalties. In the quarterfinal, Croatia registered another win on penalties after defeating hosts Russia 4-3 to make it to the semis. Stay tuned for the live score updates of Croatia vs England football match.
It is expected to be a cracker of a contest with England starting as slight favourites. This will be the sixth meeting between England and Croatia with the latter having won three contests while Croatians having won two. Croatia vs England, 2018 FIFA World Cup Semi Final Preview: Start Time, Probable Lineup and Match Prediction.
Interestingly, the last time these two teams met England thumped Croatia 5-1. The matches played during the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. Meanwhile, England will be looking to reach the final for the first time since their World Cup-winning campaign at home in 1966. Croatia, on the other hand, will be looking for their maiden finals berth.