Croatia’s latest ‘golden generation’ finally shining at World Cup

Kieran Trippier of Spurs goes off injued during the pre-season match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium

World Cup fever is sweeping the nation - and Danny McLaughlin has found himself at the centre of attention thanks to his fantastic resemblance to star player Harry Kane.

England and Croatia have met on seven previous occasions, with the Three Lions winning four times, losing twice and sharing a draw.

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Croatia and Belgium received 17 and 14 percent, respectively.

The Croats were to suffer a similar late reverse when eventual champions Portugal defeated them in extra-time of the Euro 2016 Last 16 clash.

Jan Hatzius, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, said: "With Brazil now out of the world cup, Belgium is at the top of our probability table with a 32.6% chance of lifting the trophy, closely followed by France (29.8%)". They were runners-up to Italy in the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany. The song was created, with the help of comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, to commemorate England hosting the 1996 European Football Championship, its first hosting gig since the 1966 World Cup, according to the BBC. "There is a big rivalry between France and Belgium, it's like a derby match". France then beat Argentina and Uruguay en route to the semi-finals. Hazard's breakneck speed on the counter-attack was a useful asset as Belgium looked to close out the tie against Brazil, the 27-year-olds pace could be needed if Belgium takes the lead in the semi-final.

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England also required spot-kicks to get past Colombia before they made comfortable work of Sweden in the quarter-finals as Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored in a a 2-0 triumph.

England trio Harry Kane, Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire are looking to guide their side to only their second World Cup final.

The biggest question mark now surrounds the fitness of a team who have gone the full distance in their last two matches and had several players struggling with injuries against Russian Federation. In 2002, 2006 and 2014 they were eliminated in the group stages, and they failed to qualify for the 2010 tournament. Eight teams are seeded on each side of the bracket. Belgium will take on the loser of England vs Croatia in the Third Place play-off on Saturday at 10:00 am ET.

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