With only European football (soccer) teams left in the running to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, France and England are considered front-runners, according to data provided by Russia's Public Opinion Research Center.
"We are in the semi-final now and, as a team, we think we should be in the final".
Teenager Kylian Mbappe has come alive in this tournament and became the first teenager to score two goals in a World Cup match since Pele in 1958 when he hit a brace in the 4-3 round-of-16 win over Argentina.
Croatia have been pushed to the brink twice in penalties, and England may well be fresher due to getting their business done in the 90 minutes against Sweden.More news: Trump's Latest Affordable Care Act Move Adds to Insurers' Uncertainty
Robert Prosinecki, a member of the 1998 squad, said: "I would so much like that they be better than us".
"He deserves all the accolades he gets from the media and public".
About a dozen England fans passing through Heathrow wore dark blue waistcoats over their T-shirts in tribute to Southgate who has taken to wearing a waistcoat on the touch-line along with suit pants and a dress shirt and tie.
Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic said on Sunday that he respects England's team but his players are not afraid of anyone. However, it is not all doom-and-gloom for Les Bleus as they recorded victory on home soil in 1998.
Now they are looking to go one step further, but just getting this far is a source of great pride for Croatia.More news: Trump has chosen his Supreme Court nominee, source says
Two years ago they were knocked out of Euro 2016 after conceding a late goal in extra-time against Portugal.
"We took a hard route". Defensively sound while causing one of the best organised sides in the tournament real problems.
"So we feared the worst in a penalty shootout against Denmark".
"He has minor issues but we have a huge game tomorrow".
"They have raised a very significant amount of money in that time and we are grateful to everyone involved".More news: Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs United Kingdom charts ahead of Trump visit
"We don't really have much time to rest, after two 120 minutes battles, we are physically and emotionally exhausted", Vrsaljko told HNTV.
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