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World Cup 2018: Croatia vs. England preview, time, how to watch

World Cup 2018: How to Watch England vs. Croatia

Right back Sime Vrsaljko limped off during the quarterfinal win over host Russian Federation and goalkeeper Danijel Subasic had a hamstring injury during extra time but remained in the match.

Against a tired Croatian side that has been pushed to penalties in their past two games, England have a clear advantage and will look to Kane to make the most of it.

"For me, I know I'm ready, and I can say the same for my teammates".

"This is maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity".

England are one win from facing France in Sunday's World Cup final and face Croatia.

Dalic admitted that trying to outdo the achievement of that great generation was a driving force for his team, skippered by the brilliant Luka Modric.

Striker Mario Mandzukic has been one of them and continues to play a big role in World Cup finals for his nation having been involved in four goals at this stage of the tournament. We have come back after 20 years to the semis and we deserve it. - Mario Mandzukic assisted Andrej Kramaric's goal against Russian Federation in the quarterfinal - he has been involved in four goals at the World Cup finals for Croatia (3 goals, 1 assist), with only Davor Suker involved in more (6). "Probably nobody would go to work!"

Unlike England, who have become reliant on one man for their goals, Croatia boast eight different goal scorers to date in Russian Federation.

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Lovren was not impressed when he was reminded of that day by an English reporter.

He told a news conference: "I don't know what to say in response to this question. That 4-1 defeat is completely irrelevant", he said.

"Why didn't you ask me how I played well against him in other games? You are just nitpicking at my poor performances". - Harry Kane has scored on six of the seven days of the week for England, with Wednesday the exception.

"He's one of the best strikers in the Premier League", the defender told United Kingdom newspapers.

Dalic refused to confirm whether right-back Sime Vrsaljko would miss the game after the Atletico Madrid player came off in extra-time against Russian Federation.

"We've played five hard games and I know they are exhausted but there can't be any excuses", he added.

Either way, they face their biggest test yet this World Cup and in the biggest game of their careers. "We need all the players but those on the pitch must be fully fit".

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