They will take on favourites France at 1am Monday morning Australian eastern time, while Belgium play England at midnight on Saturday night in the third placed playoff.
"We gave it everything, I know we're gonna look back and say we could have done this and what but at the end of the day it was small margins in a big game and it didn't go our way today", said striker Kane, now the tournament's top scorer with six goals.
"All these words from them we take, we were reading, and we were saying 'OK, today we will see who will be exhausted'".
"I feel represented by these players, they have given everything and have given the country a great image, we lacked a bit tonight but Croatia are a great team", says Dale from Nottingham.
Luka Modric's team fell behind in just the fifth minute but hit back through Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic to win a tense contest in front of 78,000 fans in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Yet what Sterling has lacked at this World Cup in goals, he has made up for with his sheer work-rate and intelligent movement in attacking areas of the pitch. "They have to use this experience for benefit and I know that what´s happened over the last few weeks will make them a stronger team". The score was tied 1-1 in the 109th minute when the burly striker latched onto a ball from Ivan Perisic and burst into the six-yard box to lash a shot past England keeper Jordan Pickford, breaking English hearts and sending the Croatian team and its fans into ecstasy.
"By the end several players were out on their feet and we were down to 10". The whole thing is beyond where we thought we might go. We expect the most hard game of this World Cup.
But the bottom line is they will now be facing France in the final: not England. The nod went to Trippier, and with his first touch of the semi-final he superbly curled the ball home into the top corner.
"We are in the final, it's the biggest success in Croatian history in sport, and we have to be proud".
France can be crowned world champions for the second time in their history on Sunday and now lead the Euro 2020 betting at 4/1 (5.0).
The Three Lions managed their 1-0 lead for more than an hour of playing time.