England target World Cup final but gifted Croatia stand in the way

  • England target World Cup final but gifted Croatia stand in the way

England target World Cup final but gifted Croatia stand in the way

"They worked in '98 and we worked today, we reached out target to get to the final, I'm very satisfied". "They are young, but there is character, and mentality - it was tough for them against this Belgium side". He was more creative in terms of recovery of the ball, one-on-ones, he performed very well.

"I am perfectly ready and fit and I can say the same for my team-mates". We had the chance to win the final of the Euros, but we missed a wonderful thing and we must not let this chance pass. After winning Group D, Croatia beat Denmark and Russian Federation in penalty kicks to get to this point, while England knocked out Colombia in the round of 16 in penalties before taking down Sweden in the quarterfinals.

The men's World Cup soccer tournament is down to the final two games.

Deschamps also recalled France's defeat to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final in Paris two years ago, and revealed it's still weighing on the team. We always have to give credit to the players.

"We would like to host them and share with them the happiness of football, hoping that this can go some way to helping them after everything they've been through in the last few weeks".

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made another excellent save to help his team to victory and he called reaching the final "crazy". "It was hard to take two years ago, and we do not want a repeat of that".

England midfielder Jordan Henderson (right) and coach Gareth Southgate inspect the pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow ahead of their World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

"Rami's moustache brought good luck", he said.

"We can feel the energy and the support from home and it´s a very special feeling and a privilege for us", Southgate said on Tuesday.

A World Cup champion will be crowned on Sunday.