England play Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday evening and it will only the second time the two sides have met in a major tournament.

With the game not too far away, we’ve taken a look back at a painful night for English football, when Steve McClaren’s short reign as the national team boss came to an abrupt halt.

Croatia became the first, and remain the only, side to beat England in a competitive fixture at the ‘New’ Wembley.

England only needed a draw against Slaven Bilic’s men to qualify but somehow conspired to lose 3-2. Russia’s slender 1-0 victory over Andorra meant that the Three Lions failed to qualify for a major tournament for the first time since 1994.

We’ve taken a look back at the players who took part in that fateful November night to see where they are now.

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