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Domagoj Vida explains social media video after warning from Federation Internationale de Football Association

Domagoj Vida explains social media video after warning from Federation Internationale de Football Association

Federation Internationale de Football Association can issue fines or suspensions against players for political actions at the World Cup.

England have eliminated Colombia and Sweden, while Croatia, so impressive having won their group with three victories, have been taken to penalties by Denmark and Russian Federation in the knockout rounds.

When they face England, both sides will already know whether France or Belgium have reached the final.

"I'm very pleased at how the team played the whole World Cup, how it showed it character and worked to the maximum", said Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov. We'll have to focus more on defending from set pieces because we conceded today from a set-piece. "Croatia is among the four best teams in the world", exclaimed the TV commentator from the state-run HRT channel.

Having a focal point like Romelu Lukaku helps, but the ingenuity of Kevin De Bruyne often makes the difference. Only Belgium have had more with nine (excluding own goals).

Vida scored an extra-time goal and one of their penalties in a 4-3 shootout win over the World Cup hosts in Sochi on Saturday. England's Harry Kane leads all scorers with six goals in Russian Federation.

Brazil will find it hard to topple Belgium
Real Madrid vice-captain, Marcelo, who was out with a back problem against Mexico, returns in place of Filipe Luis at left-back. Willian will be going all out against Eden Hazard and Belgium when they meet in the quarterfinals of this year's World Cup.

The same can't be said for Croatia, who needed spot kicks to beat both Denmark and Russian Federation, two of the less fancied teams in the knockout stages, just to reach the top four.

After extra time ended with the score level at 2-2, goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was Croatia's penalty hero, denying Fedor Smolov before Mario Fernandes fired wide. That was the only year the Croatians advanced past the group stage before this tournament.

Following some superb attacking displays, comparisons with the 1998 team that midfielder Ivan Rakitic - who was born in Switzerland to parents who originally hailed from Croatia - remembers so well were inevitably made.

Modric (dodgy penalty attempts aside) has carried his Real Madrid Champions League form into the World Cup finals and remains at his peak at 32.

England kept alive the dreams of all its fans, who continue to sing, "It's coming home", while Croatia became the first team in nearly three decades to win penalty shootouts in consecutive rounds.

Rakitic remains the ideal foil to Modric. In fact, started off by Harry Maguire's goal that got the new knights of St. George off and running yesterday morning and then another by Dele Alli, the England game was also up from its 2014 comparable. Liverpool's Dejan Lovren and the scary Domagoj Vida hold the key to containing the England captain.