With England looking to continue their assault towards the final and Belgium and France clashing in the other last-four match, the Soccer Saturday pundit has offered his views on how things will unfold. "We have been waiting for a number of years to do something great with Croatia", Mandzukic told a press conference.
He also said there was no need for him to give his team-mates any tips on England's players, as they were all well aware of who they are up against.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Croatia vs England Semi-final will kick-off at 11:30 pm IST.
England have been playing a blinder in this year's World Cup but that doesn't mean they don't have any time for a few laughs.
Dalic's men overcame an early Kieran Trippier goal to beat England 2-1 in extra time in the tournament's second semifinal on Wednesday, setting up a rematch of the tiny country's 1998 semifinal with France.
Vida, 29, headed Croatia in front in extra time, only for his effort to be cancelled out by Russia's Mario Fernandes in the dying embers of a thrilling encounter.
Croatia fans in Zagreb react to key match moments in the World Cup semifinal win over England. We are probably beyond where we thought we might be able to go. "God willing, we will be world champions".
"I was concentrated throughout the match but after Rakitic's penalty, it came bursting out of me", he said.
And physical preparation. if the player is not in good physical shape, he will not play well in a World Cup.
'Our style was cramped a bit and maybe we did not want to risk with passes, so we had to balance it out in the second half, ' Modric said. Or will Croatia put an end to the choruses of Football's Coming Home ringing out around the country? - the author of the article wonders.