The celebrations keep on coming and after Saturday’s performance does this mean that England is going all the way to the final? Sweden gave it a good shot, but not enough to beat the mighty Three Lions. That surprised a lot of people because the Sweden side are a difficult side to beat; the fact that they finished top of their group says a lot. One thing that was evident, the England team looked relaxed and confident, something we haven’t seen in our national team for a long time. No mistakes, no errors, fear or crisis, just solid playing. So for the next England football fixture on Wednesday, I wonder if they can keep it up.
Next England football fixture – Who will they face in the semi finals?
The England football squad will play Croatia. Gareth Southgate and his team have a big challenge ahead. For a start, the Croatian national football team have a full team of quality players. Their wins at the knockout stage through penalties shows that they can handle the pressure but then again they have looked tired when they went into extra time.
When is the England vs. Croatia match taking place?
The match takes place at 7pm on Wednesday 11th July 2018.
What’s the team news for the next game?
Going into this next England football fixture the quad are looking strong and we again we can’t see that Gareth Southgate will make many changes, there’s no need to. Expecting to win with a team that hasn’t jelled when the stakes are high is sheer madness. Unity is the key and fortunately we haven’t had any serious injuries so we can field our strongest side.
What about Croatia?
Croatia have been in the last for twenty years ago before losing to France in the semis. They’ve not had it easy since, but their team is a good as they’ve ever had. Good news is England generally have the upper hand against Croatia, but have only met once in tournament football, and we won. This time it might be different, for a start their central midfield is extremely powerful with many people saying they were the best side in the group stage, but in the knockout stages they’ve been lacklustre.
Line-up predictions for England (3-5-2)
Pickford, Trippier, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Young, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Sterling, Kane.
Our predictions for England
Judging by the teamwork that’s going on in the England camp it’s fair to say that England have a good chance of success. We think it will go 3:2 to England but that the game will end after 90 minutes.