Kane spurred on by England's World Cup class of '66

Harry Maguire’s goal slips past the Swedish goalkeeper to give England a 1-0 lead half an hour into the match

Harry Maguire’s goal slips past the Swedish goalkeeper to give England a 1-0 lead half an hour into the matchMANAN VATSYAYANA

England take on Croatia on Wednesday in Moscow in another match in which the shifting sands of tournament play now make it hard to pick a clear favourite. Southgate has worked on improving England players' psychology going into shootouts, while goalkeeper Jordan Pickford used information - detailing where Colombia's penalties were likely to go - that was written on a water bottle next to his goal. Messi looked a shadow of the player that has won five Ballon d'Or awards, scoring just once in four matches. Add World Cup as an interest to stay up to date on the latest World Cup news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

The English national team bagged a World Cup trophy in 1966, and reached fourth place in 1990, held in Italy.

Overall, it has given Belgium a 32.6% chance of winning, closely followed by France with 29.8% while is England's chances of being crowned champions are 20.2%.

France has made it to the semi-finals in half of their last six World Cup appearances.

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It has been suggested the Blues could even go over €55m and closer to €60m as they look to capture the midfielder. Conte, who is now into the final year of his contract, also spent much of the weekend at Chelsea's base.

He said: "This team is nowhere near the level they're going to be capable of, partly because of their age, but also because they'll have more big-match experiences over the next few years with their clubs and with us".

"You obviously have got your family at home and the kids that you need to keep in touch with, keep checking in or the missus might go mad".

"Until five or six years ago I was bit vain, and in a way glad that in 1998 we set the bar so high that it was hard to even contemplate, let alone jump over it".

With Brazil out of the picture, France is the most popular team to win the tournament among the betting public with more than $95,000 staked on Les Bleus to repeat their performance from 1998.

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Croatia have to be a like a boxer, coming out swinging, they have to hit the front. "We have proven the doubters wrong". France won 4-2 when the teams met in the group stages in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

Having beaten Sweden on Saturday, the pressure is on for Harry Kane and his team, led by manager Gareth who has fast become a bit of an unexpected style icon.

He said: "I'm not surprised that Croatia have identified Raheem as a key player".

"We know they're top, top players but we have top players too", he said.

Dr Rob Chakraverty - team doctor Rob Chakraverty is the England team doctor. Next month he is planning more fundraising activities as he marks two years since his death.

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World Cup fever is sweeping the nation - and Danny McLaughlin has found himself at the centre of attention thanks to his fantastic resemblance to star player Harry Kane.

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