How have Three Lions reached the semi finals?

Jamie Vardy's wife and children on Instagram

Jamie Vardy's wife and children on Instagram

The players have seen the videos of fans wildly celebrating their quarter-final victory over Sweden and are aware of the mood in England but Dier says their eyes are fixed on their next task.

Alli will be part of the England side heading to Saint Petersburg on Wednesday for their crucial World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia.

He still wears the same shin pads he had as an 11-year-old, despite at one stage losing them for six months, and has a series of rituals he performs ahead of every game.

There have been 60 matches, 157 goals and four penalty shootouts - but just four teams remain in the 2018 World Cup.

"It's all there, it's all apparent and we've just got to prepare them as well as we can for the game".

"We have one more step to go in Croatia and we'll treat it as "one game at a time".

"We have to enjoy the moment and we then have to focus on England".

The 68-year-old insists it is paramount today's team do not get carried away with the prospect of worldwide football's greatest prize so close, and he has been impressed by how Southgate has managed emotions.

Belgium held their final training session before the crunch semi-final at their Moscow Country Club base before making the journey to St Peterburg.

The toll both games have taken on the Croatia squad was evident at the end of extra time against the hosts with several players sprawled out on the turf at full-time.

"I don't know what you're saying in the dressing room to the players, but whatever you're saying, it's working".

"It's unbelievable to meet any heroes from '66 and it gives you so much inspiration, obviously it's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament", he said.

When England finish a game I guarantee you that the opponents will be saying 'Wow, he was hard to play against'.

Raphael Varane headed France on their way to a 2-0 win over Uruguay from a free kick while Fernandinho deflected a cross from a corner into his own net to put his Brazil side behind in their eventual 2-1 defeat by Belgium.

"I don't want to jinx it as we're not there, but I'd love it to happen".

Asked if, given the chance, he would look to nutmeg Croatia's star man again, Alli replied: "Hopefully".

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