England manager Gareth Southgate and his players will receive the plaudits if the Three Lions beat Croatia on Wednesday to reach the World Cup final.
The meeting in Moscow is England’s first World Cup semi-final in 28 years and the nation has already enjoyed a tournament to remember.
But Southgate has stressed the importance of “the collective” throughout the tournament and here Press Association Sport looks at his backroom team.
Steve Holland – assistant manager
Allan Russell – attacking coach
Martyn Margetson – goalkeeper coach
Dr Rob Chakraverty – team doctor
Rhys Long – head of performance analysis and insight
Dr Pippa Grange – head of people and team development
Grange has received public praise from some members of the England squad and is currently with them in Russia. A sports psychology specialist, she works on helping players improve their mental approach to the game.