Croatia deny England after telling themselves to get up yet again – Sports & Soldiertalk
Gab Marcotti, Senior Writer ESPN FC MOSCOW — They tell you it’s about who wants it more. It’s not. You don’t get to a World Cup semifinal — via a combined three penalty shootouts — if you don’t want it desperately, as much as the air you breathe and the affection you crave. Nobody could look the players from England or Croatia in the eye and judge who was hungrier, not after seeing them battle for 120 minutes at the Luzhniki Stadium. Rather, it’s about lies and deception. The lies you tell your body in an attempt to deceive it