These are the semi-final matchups at the FIFA World Cup (SCHEDULE)

England trio Harry Kane Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire are looking to guide their side to only their second World Cup final. Getty Images

Croatia's players celebrate at the end of the penalty shootouts of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Russian Federation and Croatia at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi. England has not been as far as the semi-finals since they last hosted the tournament in 1966. "We have been watching England in all their games. They are confident and have a young team". Brazil, Uruguay, Russia, and Sweden were all sent packing in the quarter-finals.

England defender Danny Rose will fly members of his family to Moscow to watch the team's World Cup semi-final against Croatia, reversing previous advice the player had given for them not to visit Russian Federation due to racism fears. By no means are they assured a spot, as world No. 7 France, who oddsmakers are favouring, stand in their way.

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has backed his team's defense to quell England striker Harry Kane when the sides meet in their World Cup semifinal on Wednesday.

Belgium are the only side to have won every game they have played in Russian Federation on their way to the semi-finals.

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To top it off, the most important games are yet to be played.

Now, finally, there is a team ready to join them in Croatian football's pantheon of heroes.

When Dele Alli scored England's second goal, he performed the "Ride the Pony" emote from - you guessed it - Fortnite. "I wouldn't say you get more pumped up, but you want to prove you deserve to be there".

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France won their opening game of the tournament 2-1 against Australia, although the VAR technology proved more of a talking point than the game itself.

I expect the teams to be evenly matched, giving viewers an exciting semi-final.

Why can't the Celtic soul brothers hate England like we used to?.

With the boys in Russian Federation through to the semi-finals of the World Cup, football is on everyone's minds.

"You know, we have always shown we can do well against the big nations", said Bilic.

"They play for big clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan".

"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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