Gareth Southgate decides England starting XI for World Cup semi-final against Croatia

Gareth Southgate decides England starting XI for World Cup semi-final against Croatia

The Three Lions’ squad have been given a clear invoice of well being for Wednesday’s recreation (Picture: Getty)

Gareth Southgate has determined to call an unchanged starting XI for England’s World Cup semi-final conflict with Croatia on Wednesday night time, in keeping with stories.

The Three Lions have had a number of health worries going into the match, with Jordan Henderson affected by a decent hamstring within the closing phases of the win over Sweden and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford hurting his thumb.

But the squad have been given a clear invoice of well being, whereas Southgate will retain his religion in Raheem Sterling regardless of unfair criticism of his performances.

England have seemed in good spirits as they recovered from beating Sweden (Picture: Rex)
The squad will fly it into Moscow on Tuesday and have yet one more coaching session (Picture: Rex)

Dele Alli has additionally been singled out for having under-performed, however his objective and all-round energetic show against Sweden will see him hold his place within the starting XI.

There had been ideas that Southgate may herald both Eric Dier or Fabian Delph to take a seat alongside Henderson, however the Daily Mirror report England will keep on with the adventurous strategy that has served them so effectively.

Southgate is predicted to choose the identical workforce that beat Tunisia, Colombia and Sweden

Croatia, nevertheless, could not have the posh of naming an unchanged aspect, with a number of key gamers lacking coaching on Monday.

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic tweaked an present hamstring drawback within the closing phases of Croatia’s win over Russia, although performed on regardless and even made an important cease within the penalty shootout.



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‘More so the other night coming into today. But of course you get an accumulation of fatigue through a tournament that’s why we took the choice we did against Belgium greater than something. So we’ll simply need to assess individuals as we go. Hendo was one other one who was feeling tightness in his hamstring, which was why we made the change. We’ll simply need to assess the our bodies.’

Croatia are already in Moscow and skilled on the Luzhniki stadium on Monday (Picture: Getty)

Atletico Madrid right-back Sime Vrsaljko is a significant doubt, having limped off in Sochi, which means Vedran Corluka might come into the back-line and necessitate a slight reshuffle.

Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren additionally missed coaching, although it’s believed to solely be a precaution, whereas Croatia must determine whether or not to play with a 3rd central midfielder or not – as they did against Denmark.