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|England's World Cup stats compared with Croatia
| sb0bet How do England's stats compare with Croatia ahead of their semi-final clash on Wednesday.England will face Croatia in their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years as they look to finally bring football home - but how do Gareth Southgate's side compare with their upcoming opponents?
AttackEngland narrowly edge the Croatians 11-10 for goals scored, although six of the Three Lions' haul came during the 6-1 rout against Panama.Harry Kane will be at least three times more prolific than any other player on the pitch upon kick-off, with England's talisman topping the tournament chart with six and Luka Modric being Croatia's top scorer on two.
In addition to being more clinical, Southgate's men have scored a tournament-topping eight goals from set pieces - a threat that will test centre-back duo Dejan Lovren and Domagoj Vida.Despite only scoring one goal so far, Croatia winger Ivan Perisic has attempted more shots than any other player from either squad with 13 - but has only hit the target on two occasions.
England's Jesse Lingard is equally culpable, sb0bet attempting 12 but only testing the goalkeeper twice - albeit seven of those were blocked - while Kane tops the pack for efficiency, scoring six goals from six shots on target.Once again, Southgate will be aware of Croatia's midfield maestros: Ivan Rakitic and Modric being their most frequent shooters.
Modric has been Croatia's standout player in Russia - hitting a long-range stunner during the 3-0 win over Argentina and creating 14 chances so far.Gareth Southgate will undoubtedly look to nullify the former Tottenham playmaker, in addition to fellow La Liga midfielder Rakitic (seven chances).
sb0bet However, England have their own creative weapon in right-back Kieran Trippier, with the Spurs man creating 13 chances to date - more than twice as many as any team-mate.Interestingly, three of England's top-four creators are defenders, with Harry Maguire conjuring six, and Ashley Young and Raheem Sterling joint with five.