Croatia v England: Head-to-heard record as semi-final awaits

first_img Steve McClaren will not want to remember the 3-2 loss in 2007 2 talkSPORT will bring you live commentary of Croatia vs England on Wednesday 11 July at 7pm (UK time) Last five meetingsIt’s nearly a decade since the sides last faced each other.And the most painful memory for England fans will be the Euro 2008 qualifying defeat, where Steve McClaren was famously pictured with his brolly.But two years later England did get revenge, winning by an aggregate of 9-2 during qualifying for the World Cup in South Africa.June 21, 2004 – ENGLAND WON 4-2 (Euro 2004)October 11, 2006 – ENGLAND LOST 0-2 (Euro 2008 qualifying)November 21, 2007 – ENGLAND LOST 2-3 (Euro 2008 qualifying)September 10, 2008 –  ENGLAND WON 4-1 (World Cup 2010 qualifying)September 9, 2009 – ENGLAND WON 5-1 (World Cup 2010 qualifying) England v Croatia past results at major tournamentsTheir last meeting at a major tournament was in Euro 2004, where England ran out 4-2 winners.Scorers that day were Wayne Rooney, who grabbed a brace, Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard.Other than this meeting, all the other games between the sides have been in qualifying games or friendlies.Of the seven clashes, four have been won by England, two by Croatia and there has been just one draw. Croatia stand in the way of England booking a place in a first World Cup final since 1966.Many people’s pick as World Cup outsiders before the tournament began, they were superb during the group stages and battled their way past hosts Russia in the quarter-finals to book a meeting with the Three Lions.center_img Getty 2 Croatian fans are daring to dream in Russia Getty last_img read more