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Messages and videos of support have flooded in for the Croatian football team ahead of their crucial World Cup semi-final clash against England tonight.

Croatia have reached this stage before in 1998 when a team featuring Davor Suker and Slaven Bilic knocked out Germany in the quarter-finals before eventually losing to winners France in the semi-finals.

Having played every game so far, Croatia will have to adjust to life without Vrsaljko and it could be a situation that England takes advantage of in preparations leading up to Wednesday's game. We think it's fantastic for the spirit of the nation and there was a very good atmosphere here on Saturday when England beat Sweden.

"There were questions over Sime Vrsaljko but our right-back trained normally and could be ready", they stated below an image of the player in training.

"If we had England's money, who knows where we'd be in our country?" Saturday's thriller between hosts Russian Federation and 1998 bronze medalists Croatia was one of them. "We're concentrating on what we need to do ... what we want to create", said Henderson when asked about the team of 1966.

The Three Lions have scored eight times from set-pieces in Russian Federation already, the most at a World Cup since Portugal in 1966. It's great. You see the atmosphere back home.

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"At this point we will not give up anything and will play against England with all the enthusiasm and passion of Croatian football".

"I believe that the keyword is how we leave - it's better to leave when you feel pride", Cherchesov told reporters.

Roberto Martinez is determined to end a streak of one kind for World Cup coaches.

They have underachieved in recent years despite boasting a side including Modric, Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic. "But I do hope to talk about this World Cup with Croatia for years".

"We are concentrating on what's going on now".

Croatia's 3-0 win over Argentina in the group stage was a clear signal that the team led by midfield maestro Luka Modric was a real threat with their clever passing and movement. "We made lots of changes to help us be successful and seeing the younger teams win has been hugely rewarding".

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