Joe predicted a 2-0 England win and said he believed the celebrations would be on a larger scale than in 1966 if England go on to win the trophy.
One Twitter user said: 'Gareth Southgate thanks for all your hard work, both you and the squad. Katie - also referred to as Kate - has been supporting the footballer from back home in the United Kingdom since she is due to give birth to the couple's second child any day.
Alas, it was not to be. It's since become, for better or worse, intrinsically tied to England's football team.
He added; "I think it's going to be very tight, Croatia are not going to be a pushover, by any means".
Others looked to the future, with BBC journalist Jeremy Vine tweeting: 'On the upside, Gareth Southgate is now free to be prime minister'.
However, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has revealed that he was anxious about about how three England players would cope going into the tournament.
However, they will take on a Red Devils squad that is widely regarded as one of the most talented they have ever possessed.
Numerous same players who led England to such success in Russian Federation this year will be returning in Qatar, with four more years' experience under their belts.
Next, just look at the England team's progress in the last few years. But the squad that England fielded in 2018 seemed like a completely different team, despite comprising numerous same players.
Russia's ministry of communications said there had been 6,300 new applications for fan IDs, the document that allows visa-free entry to Russian Federation during the World Cup, since England beat Sweden in the quarter-final on Saturday.
Stan Chattersley, who has lived in Bournemouth for 15 years, admitted he would not be supporting England. The waistcoat-wearing coach has transformed England's prospects, and he seems sure to stick around.
England, ranked number 12 in the FIFA World Rankings, has odds of 11-4 to win the World Cup. A strategic plan launched in 2016 is targeting having "England men's and women's senior teams ready to win in 2022 and 2023".
France's romp through the World Cup is something that many before the tournament saw coming but Croatia's run has been significantly more surprising.
And the team is already eyeing up the road ahead.
It has a slightly different feel for me, but it's nice to hear people enjoying it again. We want this to be a family-friendly occasion and a chance for England fans young and old to show the positive spirit of football to the country and the world.
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