GARETH SOUTHGATE is out to make history by securing England's first World Cup final since 1966.
As the Three Lions have progressed, low expectations have given way to boisterous cries of "It's Coming Home".
But Croatia have their own milestones to tick off having qualified for their first semi-final since 1998.
England are facing their toughest test to date but go in as favourites to set up a mouthwatering final with old foes France.
Harry Kane will fancy his chances up against Dejan Lovren and Vedran Corluka.
The England striker gave Lovren the runaround when Tottenham faced Liverpool and will hope to serve up another lesson.
Jordan Henderson will need to rein in Luka Modric.
If the Real Madrid playmaker finds too much space he can make his side tick.
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England have been a huge threat from set-pieces and will hope to expose the Croatian defence which could be susceptible to aerial assault.
But the Three Lions need to be more of a threat from open play and the young the side could work on their game management - especially after going ahead.
England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Henderson, Young; Dele, Lingard; Sterling, Kane.
Croatia: Subasic; Vida, Lovren, Corluka, Strinic; Modric, Brozovic, Rakitic; Rebic, Mandzukic, Perisic.
After no penalties were given last night, a spot-kick feels like a certainty here. Betway are offering 13-8.
Neither side are rock-solid at the back so an England win with BTTS is a tasty 9-2.
Harry Maguire and John Stones are both 9-1 to score any time, while 13-10 is not a bad tip for in-form Kane despite the low price.
The stat that matters
England have scored at least twice in five of their last six matches against Croatia.