After falling short for generations, coach Gareth Southgate has put together a team that is playing like a team. Croatia will be 41-year-old Çakır's third match in Russian Federation 2018.
It will be the third match his has officiated at the World Cup after overseeing Morocco vs Iran and Nigeria vs Argentina.
England will contest their first FIFA World Cup semi-final for 28 years on Wednesday when they take on Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. "So we won't win the game just because Croatia had half an hour more football than us three days ago, we've got to win because we play better". We can feel the energy and feel support from home and it's a very special feeling, a privilege for us. "We're really proud in the style that we've played, with the intelligence that we've played, and that we've performed under pressure and dealt with hard situations in games where we've had to wait until the last minute to score, we've had to recover from conceding in last minute, we've been through extra time, penalties".
England manager Gareth Southgate has spoken of how penalty shoot-outs can be emotionally draining, but Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic does not not feel the team will be exhausted.
The model also knows that Croatia reached the 2018 World Cup semifinals thanks to consecutive shootout victories in the knockout stage.
Harry Kane has been England's focal point in the World Cup.
For those unfamiliar (do we really need to explain this?), this basically means that the victor of a game remains the champion until they are beaten by another challenger, who then automatically inherits their title.
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If England can find a way to subdue Croatia's Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic they will take a large step towards the final. The 2010s are the years of living ironically, however, and a new meme has sprouted out of England's above-average showing at this World Cup.
"The biggest thing that the gaffer's brought since he's come in, which he's brought right from day one, was identity, and about the way that we wanted to create a team, " Henderson said.
England: "Probably 18 months ago I talked to them about if you have success with England, it will be so much bigger than anything you can imagine, and I think that is probably starting to register with them now".