England meets Croatia in its first World Cup semifinal in 28 years this week and Ashley Young says fear of Luka Modric should be ignored.
England meet Croatia in their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years this week and Ashley Young says fear of Luka Modric should be ignored.
Eric Dier has described Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric as "world class" ahead of England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic hailed Ivan Rakitic for the midfielder's performances at the World Cup.
Russia's unlikely run came to an end at the quarter-final stage as Croatia once again progressed via a shoot-out.
This Croatia generation is nothing like the iconic 1998 team. Improvement is needed if the present is to outdo the past at the World Cup.
Ivan Rakitic said that Andres Iniesta's omission from Spain's team against Russia made him feel like he was "playing another sport".
Ivan Rakitic was glowing in his praise of team-mate Luka Modric again on the eve of Croatia's clash with Russia in Sochi.
It is time for Luka Modric and Croatia's stars to forget about 1998 and embrace their chance to make World Cup history in Russia.