Steven Gerrard believes that England deserve ‘a hell of a reception’ when they return from the World Cup.
Belgium failed to deliver the goods against France, but Croatia’s historic victory against England gives hope to the ‘Golden Generation’ moniker, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
England will face Belgium in the third-place playoff after succumbing to a 2-1 defeat against Croatia, who will face France in the 2018 World Cup final.
Mario Mandzukic’s extra-time strike completed a battling turnaround as Croatia beat England 2-1 in Moscow to reach the World Cup final for the first time in their history.
Croatia will face France in the 2018 World Cup final after they came from behind to defeat England 2-1 in their semi-final clash at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
England midfielder Jordan Henderson is hopeful over his fitness ahead of his team’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia.
England manager Gareth Southgate has no doubt that winning the 2018 World Cup would result in his players being even more revered than those who guided the country to their last success in 1966.
Either Croatia or Russia will face Gareth Southgate’s England in the World Cup semi-finals after the Three Lions beat Sweden 2-0 in Samara.
England reached the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years following a 2-0 victory against Sweden
The former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is backing his native country to give Gareth Southgate’s men a seriously tough test when they meet in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.