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England v Croatia: Mourinho predicts World Cup 2018 winner of semi-final clash

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has predicted the outcome of tonight’s World Cup semi-final clash between England and Croatia.

The Three Lions will look to reach their first World Cup final since 1966 when they take on Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium this evening.

Mourinho said that Gareth Southgate’s men have a great chance of beating Croatia and reaching Sunday’s final.

“I think England is fresher, has younger players, had an easy group phase, where they played two easy matches and the match against Belgium they changed every player,” he told Russia Today.

“So the players that are playing now they all had one match less than Croatia to play.

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“I think Croatia has a great mentality, a fantastic midfield player to control the game and the possession of the game.

“But England is a happy team, is a team you look at and you see happiness, is a team that they went from even candidate to candidate and I just hope that they are themselves and not like Belgium that the majority of the players were not themselves.

“In big matches, you have to be yourself or a bit better.”