England World Cup revellers warned by police after weekend's "shocking behaviour"

  • England World Cup revellers warned by police after weekend's

England World Cup revellers warned by police after weekend's "shocking behaviour"

"England have every chance of being in the final".

"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is really fast and his combination with Harry Kane is really risky".

But this time around, the Didier Deschamps tutored squad looks fired up to go for broke as they seek to emulate the class of France '98 squad of which Deschamps was the World Cup winning captain.

The National Police Chiefs' Council said there were 1,086 football-related incidents since the World Cup began with 226 to do with domestic abuse and 230 arrests. As part of a warm-up, they played a dodgeball style game, only they replaced the ball with a rubber chicken - because why not?

On the other hand, Belgium had a much more rigorous match up against the five-time powerhouse, Brazil. With his absence, coach Martinez may have to change his formation.

The Spurs forward and Golden Boot hopeful is preparing for England's biggest game in decades on Wednesday when the Three Lions take on Croatia in the semi-final.

Belgium and Croatia will now be seeking a first World Cup final appearance, while France could reach a third after 1998 and 2006, and England have to go back to Wembley 1966 for their one and only final.

Both of these countries have needed luck on their side to get to this point, with England needing penalties to get past Colombia, and Croatia prevailing twice in shootouts - against Denmark and Russian Federation.

Undoubtedly the back-to-back extra-time and penalty shootout the Croatians had had to endure in their Round of 16 and quarter-final matches will surely take its toll on the players.

Head-to-head the two countries have played seven games with England recording four wins, one draw and two losses.

World Cup fever is sweeping the nation - and Danny McLaughlin has found himself at the centre of attention thanks to his wonderful resemblance to star player Harry Kane. They should beat Croatia.

England trio Harry Kane, Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire are looking to guide their side to only their second World Cup final.