England supporters gathered in Hyde Park to watch the World Cup semifinal threw an impressive amount of beer into the air while celebrating their team's goal against Croatia.
The Croatians become the smallest nation to contest the World Cup final since Uruguay, who won the tournament in 1950 when the nation had a population of around 2.4 million.
While England's top football players were on the pitch, its top golfers were sitting at home watching the game unfold.
One defeat against a second-rate Belgium XI has tarnished an otherwise ideal record for Southgate's side, while England have avoided perennial powerhouses Spain, Germany and Brazil. "I'm feeling excited. Really happy about today's game".
"I'm not normally a massive football fan, but it brings everybody together", he said. "Croatia deserved to win", Mark Burcher, 50, said.
Phillip Schofield praised the team for what they had achieved and for uniting people.
But not everyone from Bournemouth will be rooting for Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson.
Speaking on the eve of Croatia's meeting with England, Dalic said: "We are a country where anything is possible, so there are no surprises".
In Moscow, some England fans emerged from the Luzhniki Stadium in tears and being hugged by others while jubilant Croatian supporters celebrated around them.
Stan Chattersley, who has lived in Bournemouth for 15 years, admitted he would not be supporting England.
"We created some good chances when we were 1-0 up, maybe we dropped a little too deep but we didn't get enough pressure on the ball". It's a tough one but I've got to go with my roots and support the Croatian boys. "We'll be there and it's a once in a lifetime opportunity seeing them in the World Cup".
"I've been to lots of failures and I thought this was the time".
And yet there is no escaping a brutal question that will haunt England - when will they ever get a better chance to reach a World Cup final than the one that presented itself here in Russian Federation?
He said: "The momentum is growing and I think our squad has greater depth".
Nick Branch, 35, joked: "I'm a West Ham fan so I'm used to disappointment".