What World Cup games can I watch today? The second semi-final

World Cup 2018: Croatia vs. England preview, time, how to watch

World Cup 2018: Croatia vs. England preview, time, how to watch

Now the song, with its repeated chorus of "football's coming home, " is a staple again, No. 5 this week on YouTube UK's top music videos chart with more than 2 million views on the day of England's last game.

England and Croatia meet today in the second semifinal of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, with the victor advancing to play France in Sunday's final.

England won both previous encounters with Croatia, beating them 4-1 in Zagreb and 5-1 in London as part of the qualification for the 2010 World Cup. The France '98 semi-finalists will be looking to one of the players of the tournament, Luka Modric, to guide them one step further in Russian Federation. Even Ashley Young, the oldest of England's players, was a couple of days off his fifth birthday.

After a nerve-wracking win over Colombia, England went on to beat Sweden in their next game, where they opened scoring 30 minutes into face off.

National Grid is braced for a 2,000MW-plus power surge - three times bigger than in England's group games - as fans watching the game at home grab beers from the fridge and put on around 400,000 kettles to boil cups of tea.

Neither team came to Russian Federation being heralded as favourites but they have produced performances throughout the competition which have shown they were underestimated by the pundits.

They also kept their nerve in the shoot-outs, Danijel Subasic saving penalties in both before Ivan Rakitic calmly slotted home the victor. On the Telemundo side, matches will be available via Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and NBC Sports; the Telemundo stations' apps; and across mobile, tablet and most connected TV devices. Aside from Modric's unique set of skills they have quality in practically every position, with Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic also key to their hopes of reaching their first final.

Fears of violence and racism ahead of the World Cup, bolstered by memories of clashes between England and Russian Federation fans Marseille during the European Championship in France in 2016, may have put supporters off travel to Russian Federation for the tournament.

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The model also knows that Croatia reached the 2018 World Cup semifinals thanks to consecutive shootout victories in the knockout stage.

The bookmakers are going on the pre-tournament form.

According to Ladbrokes, England are the favourites to win tonight.

Right-back Sime Vrsaljko came off in extra-time during Croatia's quarterfinal victory over Russian Federation and faces a race against time to be fit for the match against England tomorrow. If you don't have cable you can stream it via Hulu with Live TV or fuboTV.