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Juve ace Mandzukic tells England what to expect from Croatia

World Cup 2018 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/07/2018

Juventus Striker Mario Mandzukic has revealed that what England should expect from Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final fixtures on Wednesday night in Moscow.

The Blazer qualified for the last four after beating hosts Russia 4-3 on penalty shootout at the weekend, while the Three Lions defeated Sweden 2-0 to reached stage the competition for the first time since 1990.

The 32-year-old star vowed that he and his compatriots will fight until the very last whistle against Gareth Southgate's men.

"Don't worry, I still have something in me for England," he said, after leading the line in the 2-2 draw with Russia.

"We will all fight until the end. And in that case, even if we lose, no one could blame us."

Mandzukic has been key to Croatia scoring against Denmark in the last 16 and setting up a goal against Russia both games ended by going to penalties.

The Juventus striker believes he is improving with age.

"Where do I find strength? I really don’t know. I remember some ‘expert’ ahead of World Cup saying this is not good old Mandzukic… Well, he was right, this is a new, even better Mandzukic!

"I always give my best for my club and my country.”- Mandzukic added

Croatia best finished in FIFA World Cup was in 1998 when they end up in third place having lost to eventual winners-France in the semi-final.

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