Croatia were defeated by hosts France back in 1998, meaning they have never reached a World Cup Final, while the Three Lions have only reached the Final once before, when they lifted their sole World Cup Trophy more than half-a-century ago - on home soil in 1966.
He said he was convinced that win or lose on Wednesday, his team had a bright future after decades of English under-achievement on the global stage.
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Right-back Sime Vrsaljko came off in extra-time during Croatia's quarterfinal victory over Russian Federation and faces a race against time to be fit for the match against England tomorrow.
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Croatia needed penalty kicks to knock out host nation Russian Federation and did so in dramatic fashion. We will focus in the next few days to recover as much as possible. There has been a lot of speculation as to whether Croatia will be worn out from having to play two 120-mins + penalties.
"He was a constant threat to Sweden, of course he hasn't scored the goals he would have liked to have scored but for myself and the players he has been a crucial part of the way that we have been playing", he said.
Now England's manager and his players can earn the chance to make themselves immortals. England also made sure of early progress from the group stage after beating Tunisia 2-1 and Panama 6-1, allowing Southgate to rest players in the 1-0 defeat to Belgium.
"Every honor to Kane, he scored six goals, but we managed to stop (Lionel) Messi (of Argentina) and (Christian) Eriksen (of Denmark), and I hope we will also stop Kane as well", Dalic said.
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However, in Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, Croatia have two of the best midfielders in the world and should provide England with their hardest test yet.
"We have strength and we're united on the pitch. We´ll repeat that this Sunday", said one supporter, Sebastien, as the crowd chanted: "We´re in the final!"
Vrsaljko says that he expects the match against England to be completely different than the games against Denmark and Russian Federation. In fact, that remains Croatia's only defeat in eight World Cup matches against a European side.
A similarly masterful performance from the 32-year-old could spell the end of England's World Cup hopes in what is set to be a hard game for both sides.
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England has looked strong at set pieces - eight of their 11 goals have come from set plays, including three penalties - and will have noticed that Croatia conceded from a free-kick in extra-time against Russian Federation.