Mr Tripper, who has the England St George flag hoisted on a pole outside his Bury home with "Tripper" emblazoned on it, said after seeing his son for the first time in Russian Federation in the quarter final, his emotions were running high.
But the way things have gone so far, there is no denying that the Three Lions have a great chance of reaching the final.
But with Rakitic and Modric operating centrally and Andrej Kramaric inclined to drop off behind lone striker Mario Mandzukic, the danger of Croatia dominating the central areas is a very real one for England.
"I think we can beat Croatia, get in the final and anything can happen. I know I can play better than that". "Maybe I am in the right place at the right time and we all work hard, but the game belongs to the players, the manager has his role, but it is different". It has also been 52 years since England have become the world champions. They had to beat Denmark and Russian Federation on their way to the last four, but they did not manage to do it against either of the two teams.
"It's awesome, because I was one of those kids growing up who wanted to play for England".
"I turned my phone off for three hours before the game because I needed an hour's sleep and I just felt now it's no more messages it's just focus, it's about the team and us as a group".
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Kane scored twice in the opening game against Tunisia, including a last-minute victor, and a hat-trick in the rout of Panama.
Sterling celebrates with his teammates during England's win over Sweden.
England continued their prolific use of set-plays to break the deadlock in their 2-0 win over Sweden when Harry Maguire headed home from a corner.
"Even speaking to my family, I didn't feel like I was playing well, especially in the first half".
"Nutmeg him again? Hopefully. You don't want to watch it back but we know how important it was, going into the World Cup, that we had to go back through it to come out stronger".
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England seemed to have created a relaxed yet competitive atmosphere at their training base in Repino, and the darts and bowling competitions have continued as much as their on-field progression.