Hertha Berlin defender Joe Simunic says Croatia will beat England tonight - even without Tottenham star Luka Modric.

Simunic said: "We are missing good players because Modric is our talisman and a vital player for us.

"But our strength is our spirit in the squad and strength in depth. We have players who can come in and be as good technically as many other countries in the first team.

"We are very tight and together as a group. We still believe we can get a result and cause another upset. That is the belief our coach gives us.

"We lost 4-1 in Croatia but we had a bad result, a bad night and England are without Theo Walcott this time."