Croatia were 'underestimated' by English pundits - Modric

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"Be careful with flares and fireworks so we can (finally) watch Vatreni", was the message of the video below.

Dalic's team looked exhausted as they laboured against hosts Russian Federation for 120 minutes on Saturday before they advanced via a shoot-out success for the second time in a week. "If I had a vote, I would vote for Luka", he said.

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Dalic praised the Three Lions for their "fast" and "direct" football, but the 51-year-old believes his defence can handle the threat of England skipper Harry Kane, who has scored six goals in the tournament so far.

Ignashevich was one of the successful penalty-takers in their 4-3 shoot-out defeat against Croatia and was also on target from the spot when they beat Spain again on penalties in the second round. "I am very happy for my players, we showed character and the right mentality".

"We showed again we were not exhausted", he said.

Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic were Croatia's danger men in their match against England, they have been all through the tournament.

"It was wonderful because all the allies were cheering for all of us, mostly", she added, before giving her forecast: "This will be a successful summit and we will win on Sunday".

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.

"I went to Rakitic for advice and he told me just to pick a side and not change it", Vida told Croatian media after the match.

Fernandes, who was born in Brazil but rejected a chance to play for that country's national team in 2011, sent his penalty kick wide of the net in the shootout, giving Croatia the advantage.

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