MOSCOW, July 8 (Sputnik) - Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic said on Sunday that not many people expected to see his team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-finals.
Croatia beat Russia 4-3 on penalties in their World Cup quarter-final in Sochi on Saturday and will face England in the semi-final match in Moscow on Wednesday.
"I don't see anything strange in Croatia getting to the last four. Maybe, few people expected to see us in the semi-final, but we will do our best to represent our country well. Iceland, Denmark and Russia played against us with a defensive set-up and they played tough football. Semi-finalists show completely different style of playing. Croatia will know how to deal with this," Dalic told journalists.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the final set to be played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.