Zlatko Dalic: Croatia have energy to exterminate England


If the team gets another win she might even do another victory dance like the one she broke out during Croatia's win over Russian Federation.

Coach Zlatko Dalic described the performance as fantasy. We played today better than against Argentina.

Midfielder Modric said the team had been motivated by people saying they would be "tired" after their previous two matches went to penalty shootouts.

In the first five minutes of the game, Kieran Trippier gave England the lead with a fabulous free-kick.which somehow opened an account for the match. We're giving our all.

The coach was reluctant to pick a favourite for the tie, highlighting how many of those fancied to win the competition - such as Brazil, Germany and Spain - have already gone home.

But England are tipped to have a good chance on toppling their long-time rivals.

'They have a young, alive, attacking team. "This is the character of the four teams remaining in the tournament".

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Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric have just displayed their best which has been fruitful.

Croatia midfielder and captain Luka Modric deserves to be in contention for the World Cup's Golden Ball award according to teammate Mario Mandzukic.

Modric argued that many journalists and pundits in England presumed their team would reach the final, giving them the fuel they needed in order to win the game.

Croatia's historic victory over England in the semi-final of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 was celebrated by the country's president, who made headline last week with her presence.

England's World Cup has been marked by set piece goals thus far - nine of the team's 12 goals in the tournament have come from free kicks, corners, and the penalty spot.

He spent nearly two years out of worldwide football following Russia's group stage exit from the 2016 European Championship but made a surprise return to the national squad in May.