England name unchanged team for World Cup semi-final

first_img predicted How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? There had been some concerns over Jordan Henderson and Jamie Vardy.Henderson had picked up a hamstring niggle in the 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden but returned to training on Tuesday and is fit enough to start.Vardy, who has been battling a groin injury, is deemed fit enough for a spot on the bench. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more ALTERED How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes NEW ERA smart causal possible xi 1 gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Speaking to talkSPORT on the eve of the clash, England boss Southgate spoke of his pride at leading the Three Lions into a first World Cup semi-final since 1990.“It’s a privilege really to be here,” he said,“I’m managing and leading my country in a World Cup, only four people have been able to play for their country in a World Cup and manage them so that’s an honour in itself.“Then to lead them to a semi-final as well is a hugely proud moment.” Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Latest World Cup News who plays? England have named an unchanged team for their World Cup 2018 semi-final clash with Croatia, live on talkSPORT.Gareth Southgate has kept faith with the XI who started the last 16 and quarter-final wins against Colombia and Sweden. Team news! 🚨 #ENG are unchanged again for the World Cup semi-final with #CRO📻 https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/q1JplKtuPc— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018Injury concerns over Croatia full-back Sime Vrsaljko came to nothing as the Atletico Madrid defender was named in the starting XI.Former Leicester forward Andrej Kramaric did not make the cut, though, dropped to the bench in favour of holding midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.Confirmed Croatia team: Subasic, Vrsaljko, Strinic, Lovren, Vida, Rakitic, Modric, Brozovic, Perisic, Mandzukic, Rebic.Confirmed England team:  Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Young, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Sterling, Kane. Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier started England’s win over Sweden last_img

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