Luka Modric admitted he was living his dream after capping a remarkable year by lifting the 2018 Ballon d'Or.
A tight game is in prospect as the World Cup semi-finalists clash again, but it could end in more disappointment for England.
Manager Zlatko Dalic admits Croatia will need to overcome a tough England side and an empty stadium to get back on track.
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic insists he is not worried about his team's fitness levels ahead of the World Cup final against France.
Les Bleus have the tools to blunt first-time finalists Croatia
Zlatko Dalic is confident his Croatia side will be ready to face France in the World Cup final after beating England in extra-time.
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic says his side must 'believe' they can beat England in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final.
Mario Mandzukic says Croatia are full of 'respect' for England but declared Wednesday's huge World Cup semi-final as '50:50'.
In a week which could see a man called Jacob become Prime Minister, it is a man who shares that Christian name who has the nation's hearts.