England aim to join France in World Cup final

  • England aim to join France in World Cup final

England aim to join France in World Cup final

England will grind to a halt for the 1800 GMT kickoff at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, with an estimated 30 million people across Britain expected to watch on TV and hundreds of thousands more cramming into pubs and public viewing areas to follow the game.

"I do predict an England win", he said. The over-under on total goals scored is 2.

Croatia are wary of the threat posed by England captain Harry Kane, the tournament's leading scorer with six goals so far, while England will have to close down arguably the best player of this World Cup, Luka Modric. The match follows another all-Europe semifinal, Tuesday's France vs. Belgium game, which was won by France in a hard-fought 1-0 victory. I mean, I wanna see it, you wanna see it, we all wanna see it. Sumpter is an applied mathematician and author of "Soccermatics", a book that explains how math works inside the sport.

The model is crushing the 2018 World Cup knockout stage. Earlier, the model nailed draws for Argentina-Iceland (+385) and Brazil-Switzerland (+360) and predicted Iran upsetting Morocco at +275, just to name a few of its big calls.

Lovren was a walking disaster zone and there were doubts after that game whether he would play for Liverpool again. The model has released a very strong money-line pick, which it's sharing over at SportsLine. The victor of England vs Croatia will face France in Sunday's final. England was victorious, 4-2, in a group stage match at Euro 2004. The Three Lions last held the title in 2000 and are second with 73 wins from 144 games.

Kane, who tops the Golden Boot standings in Russian Federation, had already scored and assisted as Spurs recorded a 4-1 victory in October.

The contribution of Raheem Sterling remains a polarising debate in England, with the Manchester City player without a goal for his country since October 2015, but Southgate says the forward's contribution in Russian Federation has been essential.

Croatia dazzled their way through the group stages, but were less impressive in the knockout stages and needed penalty shootouts to knock out Denmark in the round of 16 and Russian Federation in the quarterfinals.

And the Croats will fancy their chances of getting past England at Russian Federation 2018.

Croatia were defeated by hosts France back in 1998, meaning they have never reached a World Cup Final, while the Three Lions have only reached the Final once before, when they lifted their sole World Cup Trophy more than half-a-century ago - on home soil in 1966. The 2010s are the years of living ironically, however, and a new meme has sprouted out of England's above-average showing at this World Cup.