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    England, Croatia Advance to World Cup Semifinals

    Turns out there was a future — in England’s dreaming. For the first time since 1990, soccer-crazed Britons watched England come within two wins of global domination in a sport they arguably invented. They beat Sweden 2-0 Saturday on goals from Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli, sending the faithful into jubilant cheers of “football’s coming home.”  A day after Tuesday’s France-Belgium semifinal, England’s favored Three Lions will face Croatia, which eliminated hosts and erstwhile Cinderella team Russia, 4-3, hours after England’s triumph.

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