If Southgate's young side overcome Russian Federation tonight they will face France in the World Cup final next Sunday in Moscow, their first final since 1966.
As the Zagreb Fire Department watch the final penalty by Ivan Rakitic the callout bell rings, launching the firefighters into action.
Should England hold on for the victory, the Three Lions will take on France in the World Cup final on Sunday, where more beer will undoubtedly be sent to the heavens with every goal scored. Croatia fans walk through a crowd of supporters of team England during a gathering in the city centre.
Deschamps also suggested in his post-semifinal comments that the French side might have another gear to reach in the final.
England team: Starting line-up to face Croatia
Kieran Trippier has given England a 1-0 lead with a fifth-minute free kick in the World Cup semifinal against Croatia . Their one defeat came against Belgium in their final group game, in a match between two essentially reserve sides.
Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko clears a header from England's John Stones off the line during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Les Bleus ended up winning the tournament on home soil.
"We showed character and mentality, it was very hard for us tonight". "We haven't said our last word, there is still one more game to go". Both teams will be looking to erase history in the final.
"Vatreni play today for a place in the World Cup final".
"Two years ago, I remember what happened two years ago", Deschamps said, via Reuters. SkyBet had France's odds to win the World Cup outright were set at 1/2.