Asked if England will be treated as just another game, the gregarious former Tottenham Hotspur defender, who has 102 caps, said: "No".
The fans at home would have possibly not expected such a show from their players, who have quickly been embraced as national heroes. "We were supporting the team so much", one Russian fan told Al Jazeera after the quarter-final.
Suker, part of the Croatia team that reached the semifinals of the 1998 tournament, hailed Real Madrid's Modric as an inspiration. "We are happy to share this festival with you", he said.
England to beat Croatia on penalties is now the most backed "method of victory", according to Betfair. We could have been eliminated against Denmark [in the round-of-16 tie they won on penalties].
George Lee, 59, from Hull, also backed Southgate's young team to get to the final, predicting a 2-1 win. "It is true we have not made good results at major tournaments for decades, but we should not be surprised Croatia are in the last four of the World Cup given the quality of the players, which has been proven".
A huge crowd of people at the FIFA Fan Fest on Vorobyovy Gory greeted the team with thunderous applause and loud chants "Rossiya" and "Spasibo" to mark the Sbornaya's remarkable accomplishments at the home World Cup. A cracker of a contest awaits in an already cracker of a World Cup.
England's last appearance at this stage was in 1990 when they lost in a penalty shootout to West Germany in Turin.
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"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is fast and risky alongside Harry Kane", Dalic said in a press conference Sunday.
"We know them well".
I have become somewhat adapt at working out the probability as to the way that each FIIFA World Cup match could end, however it is simple mathematics so I haven't suddenly acquired some type of magical skill at predicting the outcome of each match played!
England qualified for the semis by beating Sweden 2-0 and will face Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on 11 July at 18h00 GMT.
"What they did was impressive but we want to keep writing our own history and enjoy what we are doing which is very positive", he added.
That's reflected in the betting because, while most of the money wagered on back bets in the victor market is behind France, the majority of bets have been put on England lifting the trophy in Moscow next Sunday.