England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was notably called into action early in the second half when he saved Marcus Berg's header.
"It's an incredible feeling to be going to the semi-final of the World Cup but it was real graft out there".
Getting past a technically adept Croatia side won't be easy, but the Three Lions have the strength at the back, along with the pace and power in forward areas, to overpower Modric and Co. if they are at their best.
"We played the way we said we would and we attacked the game". Janne Andersson's side are supremely well drilled, but do not possess the pace or penetration to chase a game.
"I'm not sure anything went wrong as such".
Most England fans were very, very grateful for modern technology.
This was England's most complete performance of Russian Federation 2018 in what was a highly-credible team effort.
Russia 2 Croatia 2 (aet, 3-4 on penalties)
The match started at a high tempo, with Russian Federation not giving the Croats space and time to play in the middle of the park. The teams then went back and forth in regulation, and neither could find the victor , sending the game into extra time.
Jordan Pickford made excellent saves to deny Marcus Berg, twice, and Viktor Claesson after the break but England generally looked the more risky side and were rewarded when Alli headed the second from a Jesse Lingard cross in the 59th minute.
"I have the greatest respect for them, and congratulations to England".
"So much preparation for this game, I thought we were fantastic, Sweden made it hard".
As England entered its second half against Sweden, an unmarked Dele Alli scored the second goal.
Maguire, the 25-year-old Leicester defender, had just five caps coming into this tournament, and his teachers commented that while he was an all-rounder who was good at cross country, discus-throwing and of course football, they felt he was more likely to become an accountant as he was scoring As in school.
"We were brilliant at set-pieces, crosses into the box and we are buzzing".
He said: "I am in a bubble - I have to admit it has been a remarkable rise".
"We know. We still know there's a big game ahead, we looked composed, like we controlled the game, we just have to go again". I kept a clean sheet because all the work I do in training is to showcase on match day.