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Dalic has managed to get the best out of his players so far as they cruised through the group stage with three wins out of three games, including a win over Argentina.

Fellow fan Alex Klein, 28, added: "If we win, if we beat Croatia I'll, I'll probably cry, because to see England in a World Cup final is, is like a dream, a lifelong dream".

"We have every player available, which is huge credit to our players for the way they have committed to the physical programmes that we have done", Southgate said.

"We've won after scoring in the last minute, won after conceding in the last minute, come through extra time and penalties".

"Set pieces have been a massive thing for us and other teams through the whole of the World Cup", Ashley Young, one of England's set-piece takers, said Monday.

That hasn't been the case this year, and since England's 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, the song has surged in popularity.

The penalty shootout win against hosts Russian Federation in the quarter-finals on Sunday seems to have gone a long way towards achieving that. "We as players look at ourselves first...we never performed....but sometimes you have to be allowed to perform!" That's why we want our punters to wear waistcoats in tribute to the man himself.

Asked how he would avoid the song, Southgate added: "I would just walk out of the room, it is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time but involved some hard moments as well".

"I'm excited to see if Croatian fans are as excited as we are. We are not. There is still a chance to exhaust ourselves". "All of my friends are England supporters and, seeing as I'm likely the only Croatian they know, they've all called me out to wish me good luck for the semi-final!" "So for us, we can feel the energy and we can feel the support from home, and that's, that's a very special feeling". It's totally coming home.

The teams aren't facing any major injury issues, but they are certainly dealing with tons of pressure.

Southgate has worked on improving England players' psychology going into shootouts, while goalkeeper Jordan Pickford used information - detailing where Colombia's penalties were likely to go - that was written on a water bottle next to his goal.

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