England can win Cup: 1966 hat-trick hero

British Airways pilot Neil Rowe poses with fans at the England Sweden quarter-final match in Samara

British Airways pilot Neil Rowe poses with fans at the England Sweden quarter-final match in Samara

Kane is leading the Golden Boot race with six goals and is one short of eclipsing Gary Lineker as England's highest ever scorer at a World Cup. "Maybe that's because they are quite young and have their careers still in front of them".

A World Cup champion will be crowned on Sunday.

"It's going to be hard - the semi-final at a World Cup, it's not going to be an easy game - but it's a game we feel we're ready for".

"We weren't aware of everything going on in the country as we were kept in a bubble", he said.

Get excited and embrace the moment because I think we are going to win the World Cup.

Dalic blamed Croatia's opponents for smothering the creative talents of Luka Modric and said he expected a more open match against England in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium tomorrow.

"France don't have a Hazard, a De Bruyne or a Lukaku, or a Fellaini, who played really well (against Brazil)".

One complicating factor for ABEs is that Southgate and his young team are genuinely likeable, having shed the baggage that has weighed down so many England teams in past tournaments.

I genuinely don't think they'll fail the test.

"I think he is playing out of his skin - he is doing so well". They've lined up in freakish formations to confuse their markers - like against Colombia in the round of 16 where four players stood in a row before splintering off.

'They [Croatia] have got some fantastic players.

"I think the central defensive parternship of Umtiti and Varane is very vulnerable. In celebration, we've put one of the nation's favourite dishes, fish and chips, on offer for just £1".

Any mention of England's World Cup victory in 1966 sets many Scots' teeth on edge.

As the hysteria back home following Saturday's quarter-final win proves, so are the rest of us - and long may it continue, well, for at least another week.

Of course, this could just be the start for this England team, like 2006 was for Germany.

The 16-minute video clip highlighted the Ogdens' stay in Russian Federation, with the two fans debunking the myths about the possible dangers they were told to expect.

The Three Lions have made an unexpected charge into the last four of the tournament, with their 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday booking their first semi-final appearance since 1990.