Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Justin Timberlake Raises 'Its Coming Home!' Slogan Ahead Of England's Semi-Final

Justin Timberlake Raises 'Its Coming Home!' Slogan Ahead Of England's Semi-Final

England have made their way to the semi-finals of the World Cup, the first time they have done so since Italia 1990.

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.

While England enjoyed a relatively stress-free 2-0 win over Sweden in the last eight, Croatia had to come through a gruelling extra time against hosts Russian Federation and then a penalty shootout.

"It's football but, thank God, in the end, we're in the semi-final". Their first encounter, in 1996, ended in a goalless draw.

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Next up for the 23-time Grand Slam victor is Italy's Camila Giorgi , who is making her debut in the quarter-finals of a major. Following Pliskova's exit, No. 11 Angelique Kerber is the highest remaining seed in the women's draw.

In contrast, Zlatko Dalic's team has been sharing the goals out fairly evenly, with main striker Mario Mandzukic having hit the back of the net just once so far.

Strong, mobile, indefatigable and good in the air, Mandzukic looks to make life as hard as possible for the defence, stretching play to allow the likes of Modric the space they need to get into the danger zone around the box. But we have to kill games earlier.

The Three Lions captain leads the scoring charts in Russian Federation with six goals from just four matches, and is bet365's 10/3 (4.33) favourite to break the deadlock at the Luzhniki Stadium.

The big Croatian looks likely to shake off the hamstring injury that hampered him against the Russians and would be an imposing figure between the sticks for England's penalty takers if a place in the final came down to spot-kicks.

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