A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

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

The Balkan nation overcame hosts Russian Federation in the quarter-finals to reach the final four of the tournament for the first time in 20 years. The players gave everything and were pushing until the last second to get back in the game.

"We have spent 49 days together: who could believe we are now in the final of the World Cup".

It won't just be football fans in Paris and London hoping for France and England wins this week, with a number of Kiwi punters eagerly awaiting the outcome of the semi-finals.

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. Both teams deserved to go through to the next round. "But he brings more than that to the team - there's a coolness, a calmness".

"It is going to be a hard moment for us to manage, but we have to do it quickly and get going".

"We know their set-pieces are risky, they have scored seven times from them, but we have no reason to be nervous, we are relieved of any pressure and are here to enjoy ourselves", he said.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has revealed he hasn't been happy with his own personal form with England at the World Cup.

"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".

Croatia went undefeated winning Group D, including a convincing 3-0 hammering of Argentina, then beat both Spain and Russian Federation in matches that lasted 2 hours each and both went to penalty kicks. The caveat is that it's only if England make it to the final game of the tournament, so if it's a Croatian final all the staff will have to be in store helping people buy cheap, quality booze. "Croatia is remembered as a team who earned third place in 1998".

"Two years ago, I remember what happened two years ago", he said.

"We've been always returning to the 1998 team, putting a new burden on Modric and his team".

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