Relive England's 1990 semi-final against West Germany

Roberto Martinez celebrates Belgium;s quarter-final win over Brazil. Catherine Ivill  Getty Images

Roberto Martinez celebrates Belgium;s quarter-final win over Brazil. Catherine Ivill Getty Images

Reflecting on England reaching their first semi-final in the World Cup since her husband was at the helm in 1990, Lady Elsie said: "Bob would be thrilled by the progress of this talented England team".

In the quarter-finals, France and Brazil would have been my pick for the favourites of the remaining teams.

France will play either England or Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday afternoon after beating Belgium 1-0 in their semi-final. By no means are they assured a spot, as world No. 7 France, who oddsmakers are favouring, stand in their way.

It is something which has been a key point of the manager's success so far and he is keen for his players to embrace the magnitude of a World Cup semi-final.

The 32-year-old is Croatia's top scorer in the tournament with two goals and twice netted in nail-biting penalty shoot-outs against Denmark and Russian Federation.

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. Other famous players include Michel Platini, who captained the country to the European Championship title in 1984 when he scored nine goals in five games.

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To show support to the Three Lions as they take on Croatia on Wednesday, July 11, The Lexicon in Bracknell, Berkshire will be screening the match live.

Journalists packed into a hopelessly overcrowded room to hear Mandzukic insist all players were raring to go despite the strenuous past two games and that the pressure had now even eased. "We played at club level as well", says striker Mario Mandzukic, who played with Modric at Dinamo Zagreb a decade ago before the latter joined Tottenham Hotspur.

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"We don't really have much time to rest, after two 120 minutes battles, we are physically and emotionally exhausted", Vrsaljko told HNTV. They have a good squad depth and know what they need to do in order to win a game.

Goldman has used machine learning to simulate how it thinks the World Cup will play out, but has frequently adjusted its forecasts because of the unpredictable nature of the tournament.

But his reputation took a battering at home before the tournament due to his implication in the multi-million-euro corruption trial of former Dinamo Zagreb chief Zdravko Mamic.

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