Wednesday, 18 July 2018

World Cup 2018: Sky News brings six things you need to know about Croatia

By  Jul 09, 2018

As World Cup finals get closer, the football euphoria comes close to its peek. Especially in Croatia, where after nerve-breaking game on Saturday with Russia, everybody seems to follow football news. And there are plenty! World media is passionately writing about Croatia – especially in England, since these two nations are going to meet in semi-finals on Wednesday.

Sky News website has just published a list of six things you need to know about Croatia.

- England have enjoyed a fairly straightforward route to the World Cup semi-finals but will momentum prevail? Or will Croatia put an end to the choruses of Football's Coming Home ringing out around the country? – the author of the article wonders.

-Wednesday's game presents the Three Lions' first real test of the tournament, with England's group stage defeat to an impressive-looking Belgium side a mere formality, which saw several key players rested after both sides qualified from the group stage. But have we been too quick to dismiss Luka Modric and co? – they wonder at Sky News, bringing six things you need to know about Croatia.

1. Rakitic and Modric
2. They topped their group and thrashed Argentina
3. Croatia have struggled in the knockout rounds
4. They've taken more shots at goal but England have had more on target
5. Croatia was formed the same year England was last in a World Cup semi-final
6. They may want to get their own back

To see details, go to the original article here. And cheer for Croatia!

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