After winning a few yards outside the box just five minutes into the match, Kieran Trippier sent home a lovely free kick to give England an early 1-0 lead as the Three Lions fight for the chance to play France in the final.
The only finalists not to have faced a knockout match against a top 15 side in the past 7 World Cups are Italy, who took on home nation Germany, then ranked 19th by Federation Internationale de Football Association, in the 2006 semi-final.
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Before this year's tournament, they had failed to win a knockout tie in any competition since 2006, and will be appearing in their first last-four tie for 28 years.
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A packed stadium provided an intense World Cup atmosphere for the game, after thousands of England and Croatia fans had flown into the Russian capital. "We can not do anything to stop this from happening other than hope that they have read this letter and think twice before acting".
Most residents are confident that the Three Lions will beat Croatia and move one step closer to a shot at silverware. "Croatia deserve respect, they've got some wonderful players".
"If they stopped you from watching the match, I am sure you would have something to say about it", they wrote. "I think with the energy, the organisation, the confidence at the moment, England are a force".
And then, not to get ahead of ourselves, but the next big question is, just how many more pints would be sold assuming England makes it into the finals against either France or Belgium, both rival European teams?