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Vrsaljko hoping to be fit for World Cup semi-final

11 July 2018, 02:01 | Henrietta Morgan

Vrsaljko hoping to be fit for World Cup semi-final

Vrsaljko hoping to be fit for World Cup semi-final

For the first time since 1990, England has ensured its place in the semi-finals of a World Cup, after beating Sweden in a game that ended 2-0 in England's favor.

In the quarter-finals, France and Brazil would have been my pick for the favourites of the remaining teams.

Barcelona midfielder Rakitic scored the decisive spot-kick as Croatia beat Russian Federation 4-3 on penalties after a dramatic quarter-final in Sochi on Sunday morning (Singapore time) finished 2-2 at the end of extra-time.

The knockout stage of the World Cup is the single-elimination portion of the tournament with the 16 teams who advanced from the Group stage.

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France advanced to their second World Cup final in 12 years after a 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday.

However, those fears have not materialized as the World Cup has been free of the mass violence and racism predicted by many in the United Kingdom press.

To add to the sports fever, the venue will also be screening the Wimbledon semi-final matches on Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13. Defensively sound while causing one of the best organised sides in the tournament real problems.

"This generation has been underrated for a long time because of their poor results, but they have shown their quality when it mattered at this World Cup, and it will go down as a golden generation like that of 1998". Unsurprisingly, the mood in the England camp is positive but one thing Southgate has instilled in his players is a willingness to confront negative moments and learn from them.

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So get your kippers and slippers prepped, do your morning (or evening) calisthenics now, and for heaven sakes ring Mum, otherwise you just know she'll ring you during the match. I even spoke to my family.

If they're similarly open against France, Les Bleus can punish them by displaying a more ruthless streak than Brazil did.

Although England still have to beat Croatia, the entire country is crossing their fingers and singing "It's coming home" in support. It will be a battle again but I trust us, I have belief in us'. At the last Euros, we defeated Spain.

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