Having overcome Denmark via penalties in the last 16, Croatia then edged past hosts Russia in another dramatic match that ended in a shoot out.

They return to action on Wednesday when they meet England in Moscow for a place in the final on 15 July.

When coach Zlatko Dalic was asked after the game if his team will have enough energy to face England after their past two games went into penalties, he said;

"Of course there is some power left for the English,"

"This was not a beautiful game, it was a fight, a battle for the semi-final," added Dalic, who shed tears of joy  after Croatia reached their first World Cup semi-final appearance since 1998.

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Looking ahead to the England match, the coach said: "We do not want to stop, we will try to play our best game.We have two matches to play and we are very motivated.

''We're giving our all. It will be a battle again but I trust us, I have belief in us."


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