Despite their last two matches going the distance, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic insists his team will have plenty in the tank for the battle with England.
Here, Press Association Sport takes a look back at when Croatia last reached the final four at France 98.
She was also in the players changing room after they knocked out Russian Federation to book a place at the 2018 World Cup semis.
This was not a lovely game, it was a fight, a battle for the semi-final. It was a blunder of epic proportions that cost Uruguay the match when Fernando's deflection from Dele Ali landed in the goal instead of clearing the field, gifting France the second goal.
After beginning his coaching career at the age of 28 with FC Vevey in Switzerland, Miroslav Blazevic managed several clubs, most notably Dinamo Zagreb, before taking the Croatia helm in 1994.
She even featured in a group selfie photo with the passengers aboard the flight.
"We said we can only prove our worth by working hard - I believe not only did people start to trust us, but the entire country of Russian Federation is in love with us, they know what the national team is worth".
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"And certainly sooner or later, we will wait for some sort of rational explanations or arguments over the recent situation in Salisbury and the situation that followed", he added, referring to two cases of nerve agent poisonings in southwest England.
Sixty eight percent of Russians surveyed by pollster VTsIOM said they watched the match against Croatia, while data from MediaScope showed the game attracted similar viewing figures to President Vladimir Putin's New Year address, traditionally one of the mostly widely watched programmes on TV.
They will now take on England at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday for a place in the final.
"For us, the most important thing is we've reached the quarter-finals".
"Hopefully we will go a step further than in 1998".
If that's going to change, Russian soccer may need reform - perhaps more players signed to foreign clubs like Cheryshev, sharing knowledge and experience from overseas. "We did not want to risk some passes that would tip the balance in our favour".
That came through a Denis Cheryshev first-half curler from outside the box, his fourth goal of the tournament and one of the finest at this World Cup. "We need to move forward and I think we believed in our strength and in ourselves".