"England are a risky team in this competition". They may want to double-check that because it's clearly raining in London. I am very happy for my players.
If Southgate's young side overcome Russian Federation tonight they will face France in the World Cup final next Sunday in Moscow, their first final since 1966. But cities, towns and villages should all be deserted by 7pm and will be "much quieter than Christmas Day", according to the RAC. Croatia fans walk through a crowd of supporters of team England during a gathering in the city centre.
The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has been following the U.K.'s booze consumption throughout this competition, and as England has continued winning, the number of pints patrons are downing has increased as well.
Police have warned fans to behave, listing more than 300 incidents of "significant disorder" that occurred after Saturday's victory over Sweden.
"Shops were damaged, people were abused and assaulted, and others climbed on buses and cars, causing damage to vehicles, and in some cases, themselves", said Mark Roberts, head of football policing for The National Police Chiefs' Council.
England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France
Croatia have never been to a World Cup final, though they reached the semi-finals in 1998 with a team featuring the likes of Slavan Bilic and Davor Suker.
If that seems like a huge number of beers, you're completely right.
Well, it was brilliant while it lasted, but England are coming home.
"It's impossible to say anything to them that is going to make them feel better at this point".
The winners of Wednesday's game will face France in the final at 1500 GMT on Sunday.