"I said the same thing before the Colombia game - it's not me getting carried away".
They have underachieved in recent years despite boasting a side including Modric, Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.
After Gareth Southgate's side booked a semi-final tie against Croatia, which will take place in Moscow on Wednesday, calls have grown for Wimbledon to adjust the start time for the men's final. "When you have such a solid foundation, you have the basics and clear understanding of what we want to do and achieve, it's not a surprise that it's going well for us". "When you've got all these other teams, France, Belgium, England, that's the top teams from the beginning and we are the underdogs".
He hopes England will be more suited to their style of play, but added that recovering from two extended games will be hard.
Al Jazeera's Rory Challands, reporting from the Russian capital Moscow after the team's loss to Croatia, said, "While the team went into this competition something of a national joke, no one was laughing at them now". "But hopefully we can do our jobs on Wednesday as a team and individuals and contain them".
"If we had England's money, who knows where we'd be in our country?"
Roger Federer loses epic stunner at Wimbledon Anderson then served it out, ending things with a 128 miles per hour service victor , and raised both arms overhead. The tennis player and cricketer know each other personally and share great mutual respect.
The players, who suffered a heartbreaking quarter-final defeat on Saturday, unfurled a huge banner reading "We are playing for you" in a tribute to their devoted fans and their passionate support during the tournament.
"In four years' time in Qatar we will be better", Cherchesov added, referring to the next World Cup tournament.
All in all, Croatia are a better-organized team in all departments as compared to England whose players' quest for individual brilliance will be their major undoing. It's a massive game and we're focusing on what we need to do. The Croats are licking their wounds after defeating Denmark and Russian Federation in successive shootouts.
Nearly 11 years ago, Croatia beat England in a Euro 2008 qualifier, one that saw England miss out on the continental tournament. They are confident and have a young team.
"I was concentrated throughout the match but after Rakitic's penalty, it came bursting out of me", he said. Hopefully, we can get the win.
In April Leonard sued her for $10m , claiming to have "played an integral role in developing her music career and public image". This apparently included her relationships as she claims Shaft would tell her "who she should and should not see romantically".
Next year's Northern Trust will return to Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey, before heading to TPC Boston in 2020. After months of teasing , the PGA Tour's return to MI got a name, date and confirmation of location Tuesday.
This is a proud nation and a proud football team, and to reach a World Cup final would represent a truly remarkable story. Either way, they face their biggest test yet this World Cup and in the biggest game of their careers.
World number one Nadal faces a tricky test against power-hitter del Potro in his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2011. The other quarter-final features American John Isner and Canadian former runner-up Milos Raonic .
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But that's not all Timberlake did to show his support for England as it takes on Croatia in the World Cup semifinal Wednesday. The players have already bettered expectations, with the whole of England buying into the team and their recent performances.
Zsa Zsa , the floppy-tongued bulldog from Minnesota who won the World's Ugliest Dog contest just last month, has reportedly died. Zsa Zsa was about nine years old when she passed away, which is about the life expectancy for the breed.
It is feared they contained the deadly listeria monocytogenes - with 47 people being affected since 2015, nine of which have died. Woolworths said the recall is purely a precautionary measure, on the global instruction of the Hungarian Food Safety Agency.
A Korean news site called The Bell and Ice Universe have referred to the alleged new S10s as Beyond 0, Beyond 1 and Beyond 2. In any case, I imagine Samsung is keeping its big redesigns for next year's Note 10, because 10 is a special number and all.
Supreme Court is hearing a bunch of petitions challenging a 158-year-old colonial-era law that criminalises gay sex. Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told the apex court, "We leave it to the wisdom of the court".
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Pacific Northwest, and are likely to get sent elsewhere as exporters scramble to avoid paying the tariff, a U.S. trader said. Asian markets appear to have taken in stride the USA move to raise tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese products.
Tips and predictions for Croatia vs England
But he is already experimenting with different options. "[Croatia] will be tough but I think we're going to get through". The manner of that performance instantly won over the home crowd and gave them a reason to cheer their team.
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Scotland's Russell Knox beat New Zealand's Ryan Fox on the first hole of a play-off to win the Irish Open . Paul Dunne and Graeme McDowell carded rounds of 71 as they finished on even par for the tournament.
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Tag Ridings (Arkansas Razorbacks) tied for 27th at 11 under, while Sebastian Cappelen (Razorbacks) tied for 41st at 8 under. Kraft said he struggled judging the speed of his putts. "It s nice to get that second trophy". "Hopefully I get this done".
Starbucks is done with plastic straws
Starbucks is the latest corporate chain promising to ditch plastic straws because of the environmental threat to oceans. The new lids are already being used in more than 8,000 stores in North America for beverages such as draft nitro.
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The second semi will take place in Moscow's Luzhniki - also the venue for the final - on Wednesday evening. Statistically speaking, France had Belgium's number when it came to taking shots for most of the game.