Croatia will now face England on Wednesday in Moscow and after two long and tiring games they will surely start as heavy-legged underdogs.
The Sunday Mirror paraphrased the song written when England hosted the 1996 European Championships, saying: "England are in the World Cup semi-finals - could this really be the summer football comes home?"
Swedish goalkeeper Robin Olsen had no chance to stop the perfectly placed header, and the Three Lions were off to the races from there. The first was against Portugal in 1966 when they went on to win the tournament, hosted in England, they had to wait 24 years till they reached the final four again.
Now, almost 30 years on, they have another semi-final date. Fisht Stadium has already witnessed some of the most intense and spectacular action of Russian Federation 2018, and the local fans will be hoping to bid a fond farewell to the venue by seeing the hosts advance to the semi-finals.
Maguire heads home England's victor.
Other fans looked to the future on the heels of Russia's best World Cup performance since the collapse of the Soviet Union. They will have to play much better, " said Reuters ahead of the game.
It looked as though another upset could be on the cards when Denis Cheryshev's stunning strike gave Russian Federation a first-half lead. As of now, only five World Cups have produced more goals in the knockout stages, with Switzerland (1954) and United States (1994) both producing 44 goals each. We are giving our all. Croatia took the lead in the first period through Domagoj Vida.
The incident occurred during the Round of 16 meeting last week at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium that saw Croatia advance on penalties against Denmark. Igor Akinfeev later blocked an attempt from Mateo Kovacic.
Brazilian born Mário Fernandes scored Alan Dzagoev's free-kick which landed in the bottom left corner.
Croatia players celebrate after winning the penalty shootout.
"I was concentrated throughout the match but after Rakitic's penalty, it came bursting out of me", he said.