Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight

Roberto Martinez celebrates Belgium;s quarter-final win over Brazil. Catherine Ivill  Getty Images

After the teams were tied 2-2 after extra-time in the match at the Fisht Stadium, Croatia secured its spot in the semi-finals for only the second time with a 4-3 victory on penalties. They are a strong squad but not an unbeatable team for England.

Two of France, Belgium, Croatia and England will compete in Sunday's 2018 FIFA World Cup final, after they booked their places in the semi-finals.

The two sides face off in Moscow, with the victor going on to play either Belgium or France in the final of the tournament.

They won the 1998 tournament against Brazil but lost the 2006 final on penalties to Italy.

To top it off, the most important games are yet to be played. Previously, it had forecast that England would lose the Croatia game.

It was February 2015 and Alli scored in a 2-1 defeat at Valley Parade, but neither that, nor the appearance of England number one Jordan Pickford in goal for the Bantams, is lodged in his mind. Given the political makeup of the remaining teams, that record will have to improve.

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"But when it happens like that you have to make sure you are still benefiting the team and helping them as much as you can, off the ball. We played at club level as well", says striker Mario Mandzukic, who played with Modric at Dinamo Zagreb a decade ago before the latter joined Tottenham Hotspur. I even spoke to my family.

If you follow football (or "soccer" as it's known in North America) then you'll no doubt be tuned into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is now taking place in Russian Federation.

If they're similarly open against France, Les Bleus can punish them by displaying a more ruthless streak than Brazil did.

We put tasty treats on each of the country's flags and after some unwanted interference from a feline friend, Tilly made her choice (which you can see in the video below).

The biggest question mark now surrounds the fitness of a team who have gone the full distance in their last two matches and had several players struggling with injuries against Russian Federation.

Let's see if football really is coming home, as we can hear from every corner of England at the moment.

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