England team trains ahead of clash against Croatia

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England's Jordan Henderson listens to a question during England's official news conference on the eve of the semifinal match between England and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The England squad on Tuesday trained ahead of their World Cup semi-final against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

At their base in Zelenogorsk, near Saint Petersburg, coach Gareth Southgate presided over a session in which the players were seen laughing as they tossed around a rubber chicken, showing few nerves ahead of England’s biggest game in nearly 30 years, reports Efe.

Wednesday’s semi-final will be only the third ever that the Three Lions have competed in, after 1966, when they won the tournament; and 1990, when they lost to West Germany on penalties.

Seventeen of England’s 23-man squad were not born the last time the team reached a World Cup semi-final.

Southgate has no fresh injury concerns ahead of his country’s ninth meeting with Croatia, and is likely to name the same starting 11 which eliminated Sweden 2-0 in the quarter-final.

Croatia versus England will be played on Wednesday at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital.