Croatia will have enough energy to face England in the World Cup semi-final despite back-to-back games going to extra time and penalties, boss Zlatko Dalic says.

Having edged past Denmark on penalties in the last 16, Croatia overcame hosts Russia in another dramatic shootout.

They return to action on Wednesday when they meet England in Moscow for a place in the final on July 15.

While England have played 480 minutes and been involved in one penalty shootout in Russia, Croatia has played 30 minutes more and their past two games have gone to penalties.

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic needed lengthy treatment towards the end of normal time against Russia for a suspected hamstring problem but was able to continue.

Looking ahead to the England match, the coach said: “We do not want to stop, we will try to play our best game.

Dalic also explained why he had been overcome with emotion after Ivan Rakitic sent Croatia through.

Dalic (wearing a white shirt) breaks down in tears after his side reached the World Cup semi-final