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Adrian Cunningham | 11 July, 2018, 21:43

The country is expected to grind to a halt on Wednesday night as millions of fans watch the match. We can feel the energy and feel support from home and it's a very special feeling, a privilege for us.

England hasn't played in the semifinals of a major tournament since Southgate's penalty kick at Wembley was saved by Andreas Koepke 22 years ago, and Andrea Moeller put the next kick over David Seaman and under the crossbar.

"I'm rare breed. I'm an Englishman that doesn't drink tea, " he said.

"We´re going into a semi-final but it just seems like it´s the next step on the journey", Southgate said.

"We were never quite sure how far this team could go, " Southgate said. England then overcame Colombia in a penalty shoot-out before defeating Sweden 2-0, and have the tournament's leading scorer in Harry Kane, who will now be closely watched by Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren. Croatian players surrounded the ref for a corner kick appeal because it appeared to be deflected off of Kyle Walker's boot, but it was a goal kick.

FiveThirtyEight gives England a 57 percent chance to reach the final, compared to Croatia's 43 percent.

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Van Rooyen's four-stroke lead was cancelled out when Fox birdied the 11th to join the South African on 12 under. Campillo finished the first nine on -6 - with Van Rooyen bogeying on 11th to leave the lead at two strokes.

"I am perfectly ready and fit and I can say the same for my team-mates".

"He was a constant threat to Sweden, of course he hasn't scored the goals he would have liked to have scored but for myself and the players he has been a crucial part of the way that we have been playing", he said.

"This is maybe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity".

Croatia relied on penalty shootouts to advance in their round of 16 tie with Denmark, as well as their quarter-final date with Russian Federation, which suggests that they have the collective concentration to last 120 minutes, as well as the cool-headedness to maintain composure during penalties. The 2010s are the years of living ironically, however, and a new meme has sprouted out of England's above-average showing at this World Cup. And the Three Lions enter Wednesday's semifinal having lost just two of their last 30 competitive matches (W22, D6) since dropping their first two games at the 2014 World Cup.

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Hazard shone at times but Kevin De Bruyne was quiet and Manchester United striker Lukaku was a shadow of the player he had been earlier in the tournament, even though Belgium enjoyed most of the possession.

"Every honor to Kane, he scored six goals, but we managed to stop (Lionel) Messi (of Argentina) and (Christian) Eriksen (of Denmark), and I hope we will also stop Kane as well", Dalic said.