Winners of England vs Croatia will be 'unofficial world champions'

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If it goes that far, they should have the advantage even after England defied history to win their shootout with Colombia.

Fox Sports and Telemundo have seen strong ratings for this year's tournament, with Fox building its numbers that so far peaked with a tournament-high 6.32 million tuning in for the Croatia-Russia quarterfinal Saturday on Fox.

There are plenty of other ways to watch today's England-Croatia game, meanwhile.

The two teams have defeated tough oppositions in the knockouts and will be eager to reach the final. He previously refereed Iran's 1-0 victory over Morocco and Argentina's thrilling 2-1 win over Nigeria. "Croatia deserve respect, they've got some wonderful players".


England manager Gareth Southgate says he is not about to change his team's approach for Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Croatia, saying he wants the "same again" from his young side. We can feel the energy and feel support from home and it's a very special feeling, a privilege for us. We will look for the best solutions ahead the match, considering we have a few players with minor issues after the match against Russian Federation.

The official Croatia vs. England game time is 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 11, though fans may be confused because networks sometimes post social media messages listing their broadcast start times - which are earlier than the actual game time.

"Finals have to be won because we have still not got over the one we lost two years ago", he said. Striker Harry Kane was the only standout heading into the tournament.

Although there's often outrage in the country when ITV shows a game over the BBC, largely as a result of the ad breaks during halftime, ITV commentators Jon Champion and Ally McCoist have emerged as one of the most popular pairings in a long time.


"We have strength and we're united on the pitch".

England has looked strong at set pieces - eight of their 11 goals have come from set plays, including three penalties - and will have noticed that Croatia conceded from a free-kick in extra-time against Russian Federation. "We'll repeat that this Sunday", said one supporter, Sebastien.

France impressively contained Belgium in a disciplined performance that was decided by another setpiece goal - a feature of this World Cup - as Barcelona defender Umtiti outjumped the defence to glance the ball past ´keeper Thibaut Courtois.

England: "Probably 18 months ago I talked to them about if you have success with England, it will be so much bigger than anything you can imagine, and I think that is probably starting to register with them now".


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