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World Cup 2018: Semi-Finals Day Two and How to Watch Croatia vs. England

It’s the big one. Before the really big one. And assuming you’re judging based on Liverpool rooting interest.

Argentina v Croatia: Group D - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images


Croatia vs. England | 7PM BST/2PM EST

There are just two games left that matter at World Cup 2018, tonight’s between Jordan Henderson’s England and Dejan Lovren’s Croatia to see who faces France in the final on Sunday, and then the final. There’s also a third-place game stuck in there somewhere, but let’s be honest, nobody really wants to be playing in that one.

So this is the big one. At least until we get to the even bigger one on the weekend, and at least one key Liverpool player—and key starter for their respective countries—is going to be playing in that one. Putting aside all the noise about football coming home, Henderson and England really are favourites here, and with two games to go are looking at their best chance to win the World Cup since they actually did win it back in 1966.

Croatia, though, won’t be overawed, despite that they’re the default plucky underdogs at this stage of the competition. They may be the smallest nation in the semi-finals, but they deserve to be here. And Lovren, after something of a resurgence to his Liverpool career in the second half of the 2017-18 season, is a big part of why they are.


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How to Watch Croatia vs. England:

ITV One (UK) | Fox/Telemundo (USA) | Optus (Australia) | CTV (Canada) | Sony ESPN (India) | Astro FIFA World Cup 1 (Malaysia) | SuperSport 3 (Nigeria) | Singtel FIFA World Cup (Singapore) | SuperSport 3 (South Africa) | other listings at LiveSoccerTV


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