World Cup: England take on Croatia in semifinal
Three Lions look to their first final in over 50 years, while Croatia on verge of making history
By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun
England and Croatia will battle for a World Cup Final ticket on Wednesday evening.
The match at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will start at 9 p.m. local time (GMT1800).
The Three Lions will look to advance to their first final in 52 years, after their 1966 triumph over then-West Germany to claim the World Cup.
Croatia, on the other hand, are seeing their first semifinal appearance since 1998, when they were bested by hosts France 2-1.
Croatia could make history, as its team never before played in a World Cup final.
Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir will officiate the match, along with Bahattin Duran and Tarik Ongun. Dutchman Bjorn Kuipers will be the fourth official.
England finished Group G in second place and later eliminated Colombia in Round of 16 on penalties. They beat Sweden 2-0 to advance to the semifinal.
Croatia -- currently undefeated in the tournament -- topped Group D. They eliminated Denmark and Russia both on penalties in knockout stages to reach the semifinal.
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