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England have made their way to the semi-finals of the World Cup, the first time they have done so since Italia 1990. And a young, likeable side with an eminently sensible and humble manager in Southgate have captured the hearts of a nation.

Jordan Henderson hopes to be fit to play in England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday.

They beat Tunisia in their tournament opener thanks to a late Harry Kane goal, brushed aside a poor Panama, edged out Colombia on penalties and easily beat Sweden in the quarter-finals.

But they face their sternest test yet in the semi-finals when they come up against Croatia.

"But he is a world class player and he is extremely effective for his country, for his club, and he has been one of the best players here at the World Cup so far".

England finished second in their group, having lost their final group match to Belgium.

In total the two sides have played each other seven times, with England notching four wins to Croatia's two.

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The teams then traded two scores each before Ivan Rakitic calmly converted the winning penalty. Now, finally, there is a team ready to join them in Croatian football's pantheon of heroes.

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While Croatian players, who have been asked constantly about the generation of 1998 and never fail to express their admiration for the likes of Zvonimir Boban and Davor Suker, those comparisons are a weight they feel is unneeded.

Fatigue could be an issue for Croatia as the game wears on, given they have gone to extra time and penalties in both knockout games in Russian Federation, although they also won both shootouts.

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, right-back Sime Vrsaljko and Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren all missed the session at the Luzhniki Stadium training complex.

It might sound a stretch, but some England fans want matchday in Moscow dubbed "Waistcoat Wednesday" in tribute to manager Gareth Southgate, who has taken to wearing a waistcoat on the touch-line along with suit pants and a dress shirt and tie.

"We'll just have to assess people as we go". It's important that we do our best on the pitch.

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