England vs. Croatia semifinal odds, lines, expert picks, and top insider predictions

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FOOTBALL really could be coming home as talks begin to provide public screenings of the World Cup final in Portsmouth - if the Three Lions go all the way. "They played a great game against Brazil with a specific game plan", the 49-year-old Deschamps told a news conference on Monday.

The World Cup Final is scheduled to kick off at 4pm on Sunday, July 15.

Croatia has never reached the final, while England triumphed at the World Cup once in 1966.

Pubs and bars across the town centre will be showing the match and it is likely Friar Street and Station Road will be closed to traffic again, with buses diverted and picking up from alternative stops. He's played a lot for France, he's played a lot of Champions League.

This could be the more-exciting of the two semifinal matches.

Alli, who missed England's final two group games due to a thigh injury, dismissed the notion that nerves may have got to him in the quarterfinal.

The 16-mile charity walk from Ovington to Newburn and back was undertaken by 40 walkers on Saturday, July 7 - made all the more sweet by England's victory against Sweden in their tense quarter final tie. As players, we know that sometimes you can have games where your control isn't as good as it should be or your decision making isn't as sharp - and I felt like it was one of those games.

Southgate's youthful side have become one of the stories of the tournament, reaching the semi-finals with a fresh and stylish philosophy that bodes well for the future.

The calmness in England's camp on and off the field is in stark contrast to Croatia's experience.

Lloris admitted that, the Belgium team is the best busting with talent and they have to be at their very best to cause an upset. "He'd be willing Gareth Southgate and the England team to go all the way in Russian Federation with every fibre of his being".

What's more, a quick browse on the World Cup collection section on the official M&S website, where the Southgate-style waistcoat is priced at £65, shows that it's only available in XXL online.

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