After making history with England's first-ever penalty-shootout win at a World Cup against Colombia, the Three Lions did what many of their predecessors would have failed to do-get through a quarter-final against a team of Sweden's calibre in relative comfort.
The second semi-final between England and Croatia will start at 6am tomorrow.
Croatia, though, must not be taken lightly.
Germany had held the title after winning the World Cup four years ago but lost their very next game, a friendly, to Argentina.
England game today is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m. ET.
"Biggest win in the tournament". A handsome header by Harry Maguire in the first half was all they needed to win. Croatia enters this must-win 2018 World Cup match at +230, while a draw in regulation is +220. We keep looking to break the barriers down.
While both were pegged to have some success, they've far exceeded their expectations, and one will advance to face France in Sunday's final at the site of Wednesday's clash in Moscow, Luzhniki Stadium.
Croatia relied on penalty shootouts to advance in their round of 16 tie with Denmark, as well as their quarter-final date with Russian Federation, which suggests that they have the collective concentration to last 120 minutes, as well as the cool-headedness to maintain composure during penalties.
While Croatia possess arguably the best central midfield pairing in the tournament in Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic, Southgate's language does not indicate he is about to bring in Eric Dier as an additional defensive midfielder alongside Jordan Henderson.
"This team is nowhere near the level they´re going to be capable of, partly because of their age and partly because over the next few years, with us and with their clubs, they´re going to have more and more big-match experiences".
Southgate has done a good job of taking the ego out of this England team and the media charm offensive allowing fans to get to know some of the players has been great to see.
The fluidity of the group stages might have disappeared and the physical strain of playing two 120-minute games in a week is likely to take its toll, but Croatiamanager Zlatko Dalic insisted his side were ready.
JUST SAYINGCroatia: "It won't be easy for us". I felt something unusual in my knee and after talking with the doctor on the sideline we decided I should come off. We're here to play football, enjoy ourselves and give our all. We will look for the best solutions ahead the match, considering we have a few players with minor issues after the match against Russian Federation. We have not been exhausted.
Cardi B is being represented by Paul LiCalsi , an entertainment attorney who has represented major artist such as The Beatles . Rapper Cardi B (real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar ) is countersuing her former manager Klenord "Shaft" Raphael .
Doctors have put Perez on antibiotics and are waiting to see if responds. "He's been praising God nonstop", Perez-Dilan said. In other words, it's a flesh-eating bacterial infection . "He is in critical condition", Perez-Dilan told NJ Advance Media .
What many business people are hoping of course, is that this sound and fury is just the start of another series of negotiations. Trade wars can draw blood in several ways. "You tax soybean exports at 25-percent, and you have serious damage to USA farmers".
Mia Šetula, a Croatian student at Bournemouth University , admitted she will be cheering for England's opponents tonight. She said: "I'm hoping Croatia can reach the final but I'm expecting a really intense game".
Indians manager Terry Francona wanted Oliver Perez to face Votto in a lefty-lefty matchup, but there was a miscommunication. Indians: OF Lonnie Chisenhall (left calf) will miss 8-10 weeks after a second medical opinion confirmed a Grade 3 strain.
Her post about the incident was inundated with criticism. "Against my boyfriend's wishes and his parents wishes". When asked why she went ahead anyway, she replied, "It's just a once-in-a-lifetime experience".
Assuming 120 percent of the rookie scale, he'd be on track for a two-year deal worth $5,386,800 ($2,481,000 being the cap hit). DiVincenzo's "life is boutta change", wrote Wilson, along with a sack of money emoji.
Airbus is working on a rover that will collect soil from Mars and bring it back to Earth, according to reports . The Mars Ascent Vehicle will then launch from the surface and put the sample container into orbit about Mars.
The New Zealander had that putt for the title but missed on the high side and the pair were left to go back up the last. The leading four players not already exempt from the top-12 finishers qualified.
Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting UAE
But, it still could continue imports if Iran accepts an alternative payment or offers a longer credit period. HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd continued to skip Iran oil imports for a second month in June, the data showed.
The world’s oldest colour discovered by Aussie scientists
Gueneli and her ANU team led the study, with support from Geoscience Australia and researchers in the United States and Japan. It is a molecule that had a biological colour more than a billion years ago and still has one today.
Kevin Na picks up second PGA Tour win
Kraft said he struggled judging the speed of his putts. "The first day the putter felt terrible , and (then) it just clicked. He improves to 10-for-21 on the season with four top 25s and three top 10s, bettering a T8 at the CareerBuilder.