England manager Gareth Southgate believes his team are "nowhere near" the level they will be capable of reaching in the future, he said on Tuesday ahead of the World Cup semi-final against Croatia. "There is pressure but also enjoyment of being in the World Cup semi-finals", Mandzukic said.
The World Cup in Russian Federation is at its semi-final stage and that means a change to the suspensions rule.
There have been several star performers for all the teams involved in the mix and some of them have particularly stood out from the rest of the pack owing to a number of memorable performances that helped their teams book their place in the last four of the competition.
"We've won after scoring in the last minute, won after conceding in the last minute, come through extra time and penalties".
With a team featuring Davor Suker, Zvonimir Boban and Robert Prosinecki wearing blue shirts with a distinctive red and white chequerboard pattern, they beat World Cup giants Germany 3-0 in the quarter-finals in France, sparking delirium at home.
There has been a lot of talk about Raheem Sterling but he's never hidden at this World Cup, never stopped running nor stopped giving his all.
Jose Mourinho believes England could reach the World Cup final
The last of those round-of-16 fixtures saw England win their first penalty shootout at a World Cup , at their fourth attempt.
"I've got a amusing feeling that the momentum is so good, and, you know, especially now that we're all going to turn up with special Gareth waistcoats, and that can only help can't it", said fan Lee Walkup, 50. France-England. And in that case I see England as favourites'. Hopefully we can get to the final.
Having played his club football in Belgium for almost four years (1985-1989), Bwalya can not help but marvel at the transformation of the country's football. Our physical performance coach has tried to keep refreshing the warm-ups for the players and keep them stimulated.
"It's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament, and we've got a tough game coming up against Croatia, but we feel confident".
We put tasty treats on each of the country's flags and after some unwanted interference from a feline friend, Tilly made her choice (which you can see in the video below).
"I've met quite a few of those players and we know exactly how they're held and perhaps in the modern era that would be even crazier, social media and everything else, the global thing is so much bigger".