If there is no victor after 120 minutes the tie is decided on penalties.
They were terrific in getting a two-goal lead against Brazil and then put in a mature second half display to hold off the fightback from their South American opponents.
There's no way Croatia is going to have any juice left in the tank for England in the World Cup semifinals, right?
That Croatia side hammered Germany 3-0 to reach the semis in France, and Dalic is looking for a similar result on Saturday. "We did not want to risk some passes that would tip the balance in our favour".
"The English side are great and for that reason we have to show even more than we've already signed", the Liverpool defender said.
Federation Internationale de Football Association are investigating Croatia defender Domagoj Vida after he appeared to make anti-Russian comments following his country's quarter-final win over the World Cup hosts. "Individual awards are not important for me frankly". But Croatia is also exhausted.
Lovren added that he was confident right-back Sime Vrsaljko would recover from the muscle injury that forced him off in extra-time against Russian Federation.
However, the team's unexpected run came to an end at the hands of Croatia but not before dragging the game to penalties on Saturday.
"This is a team the country can be proud of". At some point, that wave could crash.
"The Ballon d'Or? I don't think about it at all", Modric said. You have to pay the toll for such exertions. "Thank God everything is fine with him".
The headlines in Russian Federation read, "Moscow did not sleep after the match", "Thanks, guys", "Simply great", and "Fighting until the end". Those emotions just burst out of me. "I would like to become a coach, a good coach".
The team was travelling from Sochi to Moscow on Sunday to set up camp for two days of training ahead of the semifinal. "We played in the quarter finals for the first time in our lives".
"Moscow, Croatians are arriving!"
"It will be hard", defender Dejan Lovren said.
But for the biggest game in the nation's history for 28 years England will be decked in all white. They started the tournament with little hope and there were genuine fears that they could go out in the group stage.