Golden generation vs. Young Blood
Croatia vs. England
Croatia have silently gone under the radar to reach the semi-final’s as attention has mainly been on the likes of England, Belgium, France etc. Croatia beat the likes of Argentina to reach the knockout phase and have since won both their games on penalties. England came into the tournament with relatively modest expectations, making the knockout phase and maybe the Quarter-Finals would have been enough, but that has not been the case. After being handed a relatively easy group they have gone on to play Colombia who they beat on penalties and easily dispatched Sweden. Compared to the other teams in the competition England have had the easiest run to the final stages. This is Croatia’s golden generation and for several of these players it might be their last World Cup while for many of England’s players it is their first. England and Croatia are brilliant all over the pitch and this game could reach penalties although if it is to be sorted in 90 minutes then the weakest defence will lose. England to reach the final.