People will point to Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic but I'm not anxious about the extra experienceCroatia have - yeah, they might have a few more caps but none of them have won a World Cup or been in a World Cup final.
Harry Kane has insisted that England's ambitions will not be satisfied by a first appearance in a World Cup semi-final for 28 years and that "finishing the job" is the target in Russian Federation.
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.
Have Croatia got anything left in the tank?
While watching this titanic struggle between two European footballing superpowers you may also have thought to yourself: "Praise the heavens, I'm finally able to enjoy a piece of entertainment which isn't infected by that accursed Fortnite video game that every fool and their auntie is chattering on about". It's a level playing field.
Dier is likely to start on the bench with manager Gareth Southgate preferring Liverpool's Jordan Henderson in the defensive midfield slot but he could well feature at some stage against a Croatia side whose strength is in central midfield.
"So to be here, to be a part of it, leading this team out, I'm so proud". They'll be raring to get out there and win again.
Raphael Varane headed France on their way to a 2-0 win over Uruguay from a free kick while Fernandinho deflected a cross from a corner into his own net to put his Brazil side behind in their eventual 2-1 defeat by Belgium.
'We've worked hard on getting to know each other off the pitch and creating that togetherness and understanding with each other, ' he added. It's a balanced way of looking at it and that's clearly transmitted itself into the squad.
"I wouldn't say there are any glaring weaknesses since they are in the semi-finals; that says it all". It's been 28 years since we were last here, if you can't get carried away now, when can you?
He nailed the semi-finals.
"There are other teams in the tournament that perhaps have a better collection of individuals".
The Red Devils' galaxy of stars can rival France's, with Thibaut Courtois, Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku living up to their billing as world-class players in Russian Federation.
"I don't want to jinx it as we're not there, but I'd love it to happen".
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At 1-1, Fernandes missed his shot - only the second player to miss in any of the four shoot-outs at this year's World Cup. There is disappointment but we showed that you can be proud of the Sbornaya because we played worthy football.
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