Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight

  • Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight

Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight

As England progressed into the quarter finals of the World Cup last week, an oft-overlooked north London tube station was suddenly thrust into the limelight.

"To even think about the fact it's one game to the final is exciting and we want to grab it with both hands".

Dier is likely to start on the bench with manager Gareth Southgate preferring Liverpool's Jordan Henderson in the defensive midfield slot but he could well feature at some stage against a Croatia side whose strength is in central midfield.

England face Croatia on Wednesday in the semi-final with a chance to face France or Belgium in Sunday's final in Moscow on the line.

"Perhaps in the modern era that would be even crazier - social media and everything else, the global thing is so much bigger".

"We've talked, touched briefly, certainly, on the team which won". "How they're still held and revered".

"Obviously we work on them in attack and defense, and they are vitally important for us", said Ashley Young, one of England's set-piece specialists.

Credit Deschamps for organizing his team well and fostering a positive spirit in the camp, but France will play Belgium on Tuesday in a semifinal clash of titans, and we fear Les Blues' youth and inexperience might cost them dearly.

But Dalic insists his squad have enough in the tank to beat England despite the physical demands of the previous two games.

"I videoed it to look at the players, the matches and I guess as a young player you wanted to see the best players, the level they were playing and see what you could learn from it".

I always say a prayer, the same prayer, before the game. I'm not going to focus on that.

'We've worked hard on getting to know each other off the pitch and creating that togetherness and understanding with each other, ' he added.

"There has been a lot of changes since that moment (defeat to Iceland in the last 16), a moment where we were honestly extremely disappointed and we knew we couldn't let that happen again". It was a controlled and composed showing against Sweden and we handled everything they threw at us (which wasn't much) and just did everything that was asked of us. "We'll just have to assess the bodies".