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09 July 2018

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England vs Croatia | World Cup 2018, semi-final | Wednesday, July 11 | Luzhniki Stadium

England and Croatia have met seven times before, with the Three Lions winning four times, losing twice and sharing a draw.

The two nations drew their opening encounter 0-0 in 1996 before England won the next friendly 3-1 in 2003.

England then won their first competitive clash, a 4-2 victory at Euro 2004 in which Wayne Rooney scored two goals.

Worse was to come as Croatia beat the Three Lions 3-2 at Wembley in November 2007 to ensure that England would not qualify for Euro 2008.But Croatia got their own back over the Euro 2008 qualifiers, beating England 2-0 in Zagreb - with Paul Robinson's infamous air kick a sore spot for England fans way back in October 2006.

England gained some revenge as they crushed Croatia in their next two games, winning World Cup 2010 qualifying games in September 2008 (4-1) and September 2009 (5-1).

 

 

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Posted: 09/07/2018 15:30:43 by Katie Smith

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