In the end, neither Croatia nor England was expected to make it this deep into the tournament, but here they are and France is waiting.
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To be fair to Neville he has been gushing over England's performances in Russian Federation, so he will be quite happy to have been proved wrong by wing back Trippier, centre-back Maguire and goalkeeper Pickford, who have all been enormous so far for the their Country.
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It won't just be football fans in Paris and London hoping for France and England wins this week, with a number of Kiwi punters eagerly awaiting the outcome of the semi-finals. With 60 minutes of extra time and two penalty-kick shootouts, it's as if Croatia has played an entire extra match. 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.
"This is maybe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity".
It is the first time since 1998 that the nation of just over four million people have reached this stage, after they eliminated Russian Federation in a penalty shootout at the weekend.
"I am here with them today to write a new page in history, the most handsome page".
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The difference is that my kids are in Madrid, and they have seen the game and they see their father and they want him to be close. The Belgian goalkeeper spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid before he returned to Chelsea FC become their number one.
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