Comeback kings Croatia have unfinished business at the World Cup

Gareth Southgate England manager World Cup 2018

Gareth Southgate's England side have exceeded all expectations in Russian Federation this summer with the Three Lions preparing to face Croatia tonight, in, what will be just the third World Cup semi-final in their history.

The manager has caught the eye in Russian Federation as much for his sartorial elegance as his success with his young team, lead on the pitch by tournament top scorer Harry Kane. Croatia will look to get over the historical hump of never winning, while the French will look to move past recent failures like their loss to Portugal in their home country during the last match of the 2016 Euro Cup. The English claim to have invented the game, or at least the modern version of it.

Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko clears a header from England's John Stones off the line during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. "We will go into this final to win it as we have still not gotten over the [2016] final". Croatia has never advanced to the championship match. France also has an extra day of rest after beating Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday. Goldman says Federation Internationale de Football Association, the worldwide soccer's governing body, has warned Vida about making political statements.

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"We knew what was at stake and how important the semi-final is for a small country like Croatia", Perisic added.

France's own supremely talented young squad will now aim to make amends for defeat on home soil to Portugal two years ago in Sunday's showpiece.

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