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England and Croatia head-to-head battle for place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final - in pictures

Youth faces experience when England's young guns and Croatia's old guard face off in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final in Moscow, with the prize of a return trip to the Luzhniki Stadium for the final. England have not reached the last four for 28 years and have only once before reached the final, when they won the World Cup on home soil in 1966.

England and Croatia head-to-head battle for place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final - in pictures
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (L) in Sochi on July 7, 2018, and England's forward Harry Kane (R) in Moscow on July 3, 2018.
England and Croatia head-to-head battle for place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final - in pictures
Croatia's defender Domagoj Vida (L) in Sochi on July 7, 2018, and England's defender Harry Maguire (R) in Samara on July 7, 2018.
England and Croatia head-to-head battle for place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final - in pictures
England's coach Gareth Southgate (L) in Moscow on July 3, 2018, and Croatia's coach Zlatko Dalic (R) in Nizhny Novgorod on July 1, 2018.
England and Croatia head-to-head battle for place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final - in pictures
Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (L) in Nizhny Novgorod on July 1, 2018, and England's midfielder Dele Alli (R) in Samara on July 7, 2018.
England and Croatia head-to-head battle for place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final - in pictures
Croatia's goalkeeper Danijel Subasic (top) in Sochi on July 7, 2018, and England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (bottom) in Moscow on July 3, 2018.
England and Croatia head-to-head battle for place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final - in pictures
Croatia's defender Dejan Lovren (L) in Sochi on July 7, 2018, and England's midfielder Jordan Henderson (R) in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24, 2018.
England and Croatia head-to-head battle for place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final - in pictures
Croatia's midfielder Ivan Rakitic (L) in Sochi on July 7, 2018, and England's forward Raheem Sterling (R) in Samara on July 7, 2018.