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Croatia's 37 Unbeaten Home Record Set To Reach 38

England face Croatia tonight in what is described as a crucial World Cup qualifying game.

However, did you know Slaven Bilic's side are one of Europe's in-form teams, unbeaten at home in 37 matches?

Team News

Joe Cole is expected to start on the left of midfield after scoring twice as a sub in the 2-0 win against Andorra on Saturday, while Arsenal's Theo Walcott will probably start the game on the right side of midfield.

Wes Brown replaces Glen Johnson at right-back and Rio Ferdinand should be fit again.

Emile Heskey and Wayne Rooney are expected to play up front.

Croatia boss Slaven Bilic was in a buoyant mood after notching up wins against the Three Lions during the Euro 2008 qualifiers...

'You've not changed at all - but we've got better and better.'

'We are full of respect for England. They have key players, world-class players, some of them for 10 years, and we know it's going to be hard but we are very confident, of course.'


Anyone wanting to watch the game at home will have to be Setanta Sports subscribers. Failing that, there is always the radio.

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 10 2008

Time: 3:28PM

Your Comments

Setanta are becoming a real pains. They are not even going to allow the BBC or ITV to show any highlights of the game - grrr
Tudor
Don't worry Tudor the way England perform these days it's probably best not watching.
alphieblues
Ideal scenario - 1-0 England. Terry pulled hamstring, Joe Cole of with knee ligament strain, Lampard sprained ankle, Ashley Cole punched by the ref for backchatting (out for a fortnight). Is that asking for too much????
oliverblue
Like your style of thinking oliverblue!
Tudor
Tudor I thought you had subscribed to Setanta.OB I think I have doubts about you being a patriot and again this boils down to Club or Country.
Buzz Lightyear
Indeed have Setanta Buzz, I was talking generally for millions who haven't
Tudor
Agree or disagree with me Buzz but for me it's Manchester City FC EVERY day of the week!
oliverblue
You are right of Course it should be available to everyone. Yes Ob I would rather Manchester City win than England. Curse of the writer Tudor, good win for England, Putting their hopes in the younger element. I hope Spuds like what they are getting Modric went missing and Charlie, tricky but has that poor turning circle,Petrov and Robbi should have a good day when they meet.
Buzz Lightyear
My god, my curse worked!! Yipeee get in there.
Tudor
It's an interesting question Buzz - club or country? It's was great to see us win so convincingly and it was clear we had a point to prove. Couldn't agree more about Corluka. The more I think about it, the better the piece of business looks. A good, fast, left winger (ie Petrov) will have a field day against him. As for Modric - clever footballer, but will he get any change from the likes of Essien, Hargreaves, Kompany, Gerrard, etc? Not a prayer!
oliverblue
On paper this Croatia game looked a foregone conclusion - just goes to show how unpredictable football can be !
Markcity
 

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