England vs Croatia: Michael Ballack reveals how England can reach the World Cup final

England face Croatia for a chance to meet France in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Harry Kane and co must beat Luke Modric and the Croatians to re-write the history books.

It is England’s first World Cup semi-final since 1990 and could be their first final since 1966.

England have beaten Colombia and Sweden to reach this stage while Croatia have seen off Denmark and Russia, but needed penalties on both occasions.

The Argentina game was their big moment of the tournament but they have since struggled to set the stage alight.

And former Germany star Ballack believes England can get the job done, but they will be up against their biggest challenge of the tournament so far.

Ballack highlighted England’s game management as the key reason they can win the match tonight.

“As a former Chelsea player, I have seen the huge hype building up around Gareth Southgate and the England team,” he told Betfair.

“Southgate deserves a lot of plaudits for the team’s performances. He has taken care of all the basics and has the team working well together. They have a good squad depth and know what they need to do in order to win a game.

“England did not have an overly difficult route to the semi-final but they have overcome every obstacle they faced with some solid performances.

“I don’t think they will be nervous about being in a World Cup semi-final. In their victory over Sweden, they showed a lot of stability and awareness.

“The body language was positive, and even the younger and less experienced players were not overawed by the occasion. I am sure that they will show this same attitude against Croatia. The keeper, Jordan Pickford, has been one of the standouts of the tournament. He has been integral to their success.

“As for their opponents on Wednesday, Croatia will be the first major challenge the Three Lions will face.

“Even though they needed two penalty shootout wins to get to the semis, you can see that they are a team packed with quality and an enormous will to win. They are a strong squad but not an unbeatable team for England.

“I expect the teams to be evenly matched, giving viewers an exciting semi-final.”

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