Just four teams remain, all of them from Europe: Belgium, France, Croatia, and England.
Neither Belgium nor Croatia has ever won the tournament. To serenade the team in Japan and South Korea, England had comedy duo Ant & Dec, who got to number three in the United Kingdom chart with We're on the Ball.
Local rivals France and Belgium will go head-to-head on Tuesday to secure the first place in the showpiece at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, while Croatia and England will face off the following day. It is also down to the manager to prepare the team by giving them instructions not to let their heads drop, not to panic, but focus on responding.
England was runner-up to Belgium in Group G. Since advancing, England beat Colombia on penalty kicks and knocked off Sweden in the quarterfinals.
If they're similarly open against France, Les Bleus can punish them by displaying a more ruthless streak than Brazil did.
The rivalry over who should acquire Southgate's waistcoat comes on what has been called "Waistcoat Wednesday", during which thousands of office workers are expected to wear one to show their support for the England team and raise money for good causes.
Read on for a closer look at the two semi-finals, as well as a projected matchup for the final.
The last time Les Bleus were in the last four at a World Cup, a penalty from captain Zidane gave France a 1-0 win over Portugal in Germany 2006.
The team, led by Coach Stanislav Cherchesov, scored the third largest number of goals of all competing countries, while other teams scored seven goals against Russian Federation.