Chris Sutton's England semi-final form guide ahead of Croatia clash

Harry Maguire of England celebrates after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium

Five days ago we told you how there was a petition to make Monday July 16th a bank holiday if England end 52 years of hurt and win the World Cup for the second time.

"Those memories are painful and the players realise this is their time", said Bilic.

Croatia are in the last four of the World Cup for the first time since 1998 and Vrsaljko says his team's run can not be compared to the Europa League success he enjoyed with Atletico Madrid last term. England has not been as far as the semi-finals since they last hosted the tournament in 1966.

"No, no, I think when you are in the semi-final of the World Cup it's a unique moment in anyone's career and I don't think you switch off".

Croatia right back Sime Vrsaljko may be prevented from playing in Wednesday's semi final against England, due to orders from Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone.

Henry did everything he could to help Belgium bring down France, but ultimately the team with more goals than any in the tournament was unable to score in the semifinals. "We were unlucky at previous tournaments but now we are collecting those debts this year", said Modric after Saturday's win over Russian Federation in Sochi.

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Another and perhaps more worrying concern was that oxygen levels in the complex were falling close to risky levels. They eventually found a dry landing spot, where they waited for nine days before being found by two British divers.

"In 1986 at Mexico, Belgium finished fourth, but now in Russian Federation we can still finish third, and I think we have to look forward to that".

"Even when things don't exactly go Les Bleus' way, these young hardworking players get impressive results", Marcus said in Tuesday's edition of "The Banter." They then edged out Denmark and host-country Russian Federation on penalties in the knockout stages to set up a semi-final with England.

Eric Dier has warned England will face one of the best players in the world tonight.

Dalic, who enjoyed a solid but unspectacular career as a midfielder in Croatia, was given the national job past year after success as a coach in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Robert Prosinecki, a member of the 1998 squad, said: "I would so much like that they be better than us".

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