Steven Gerrard says England will beat Croatia and are a 'dangerous' team

Annette Crawford
July 12, 2018

But first, The Three Lions are on the agenda.

"I do predict an England win", he said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm".

And while he said his bar was likely to be full with Croatia and England fans, Mr Colgan won't be working, making sure he can enjoy the match. "I'll go even if England don't make it, the atmosphere will be great".

Mia Šetula, a Croatian student at Bournemouth University, admitted she will be cheering for England's opponents tonight. With the English team now just one victory away from the finals, the BBPA believes that this week's Wednesday night match against Croatia could see an extra 10 million pints sold in pubs across the United Kingdom, according to the Plymouth Herald.

"I don't think anyone was expecting either England or Croatia to get this far".

She added that she is flying back to Croatia and would be watching the game as part of a joint birthday football celebration.


Stan Chattersley, who has lived in Bournemouth for 15 years, admitted he would not be supporting England.

Few more problems for the Croatian side to sort out, they are sweating on the fitness of their full-back Sime Vrsaljko.

Another football fan flying to Croatia to watch the game is James Stephenson, from Winton.

But if England do reach the final then they will have done so without beating any of the world's top 13 teams, a feat only previously achieved in recent history by this year's confirmed finalists France in 1998.

"We just had to do it", said Hoodgraff member Artyom Burzh, who started the painting after watching Russian Federation beat Egypt in its second game of the tournament. But just a heads up for the English soccer team if they do bring the trophy home: Pretty much everyone will be hungover when they get there.

"It's been an incredible run and I feel lucky to have been here for this match".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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