However, despite his praise for Croatia, Gerrard believes England are a "dangerous" side, and is confident they will set up a World Cup final against France. "I think it's going to be incredibly loud in any bar we end up going to for the match".
A day after France advanced to Sunday's final in Moscow with a 1-0 victory over Belgium, the focus of the tournament is now turning to the other semi-final game, England against Croatia in Moscow. The Croats were out-sung for the first 70 minutes, after Kieran Trippier's early goal, but found their voice after their equaliser, and were sent into delirium by the extra-time victor.
After Kieran Trippier opened the scoring in England's World Cup semifinal match against Croatia, the 30,000-plus fans at London's Hyde Park tossed so much beer into the air. "I'll go even if England don't make it, the atmosphere will be great".
England fans make late dash to Russian Federation for World Cup semi-final
ESPN's Charlie Gibson is in St Petersburg to take in all the sights and sounds of France's World Cup semifinal win over Belgium. But FIFA said it had been informed "that due to medical reasons, the boys will not be in a position to travel to Moscow".
Here's how to watch England vs. Croatia online. "This is the youngest English side in years and I think they'll do very well against Croatia".
"If they stopped you from watching the match, I am sure you would have something to say about it", they wrote.
The Croatia defender Domagoj Vida added to the long-standing tensions with a video that was released of him shouting "Glory to Ukraine", after his team had put Russian Federation out on penalties in the quarter-final.