Southgate and Henderson preview Croatia

Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric will provide a tough test for England on Wednesday

"It is important that we stay like that, keep going and hopefully we achieve something to make it even more special to get to the final and win it".

The challenge posed by Croatia is likely to be more demanding, especially as Zlatko Dalic's side features one of the best midfield pairings around, in Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic. It is the 2006 World Cup and we are playing Spain in the round of 16, a knockout match. "The higher the level of opponent, if you press in a disorganized fashion, then you will get picked through and we have got to be conscious of that", he said.

Lovren, whose nation are into the semi-finals for the first time since 1998, said Croatia could play with freedom.

Meanwhile, social media has been awash with support for the England team with several videos of celebrations following the win over Sweden going viral.

Although England have managed 11 goals at the World Cup so far, just five of these have come from players not named Harry Kane and three have come from centre-backs.

England have not won a major trophy since the World Cup in 1966 and have only reached two semifinals since: in 1990 and at Euro '96, when Southgate became a poster boy for the tournament for the wrong reason after missing the decisive penalty in the shoot-out defeat against Germany.

Right-back Sime Vrsaljko came off in extra-time during Croatia's quarterfinal victory over Russian Federation and faces a race against time to be fit for the match against England tomorrow. - Harry Kane has scored on six of the seven days of the week for England, with Wednesday the exception.

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"This is already big, but we can do more".

After making history with England's first-ever penalty-shootout win at a World Cup against Colombia, the Three Lions did what many of their predecessors would have failed to do-get through a quarter-final against a team of Sweden's calibre in relative comfort. In the last few seasons he's always scored more than 25 goals and he's one of the best strikers in the world.

"We have seen how strong England are at set-pieces and we will have to do better because against Russian Federation we conceded a goal like that".

"We have strength and we're united on the pitch", the Barcelona star told FIFA TV.

The calmness in England's camp on and off the field is in stark contrast to Croatia's experience.

"But the feel of this group of players is very similar to the player we had [in 1996]".

In the latest in a series of controversies, former worldwide Ognjen Vukojevic was kicked out of their delegation on Monday and fined by Federation Internationale de Football Association for posting a pro-Ukraine video clip following their penalty shootout victory over Russia on Saturday.

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