Kieran Trippier trained on the eve of the game but looks a doubt after a nerve problem and cramp forced him off late in extra-time against Croatia, while Southgate did not rule out changing goalkeepers.
The two teams previously met in their final group stage game when both had already guaranteed a place in the last 16 - with the twist that the side who finished second would land in the easier side of the draw. We've one or two injuries, one or two with a little bit of illness, so we just have to see.
England's World Cup squad look set to win a Downing Street reception in their honour when they return from Russian Federation. I hope we will make the world happy.
The lead was doubled in the 62nd minute by Ivica Olic, who had also played in the 1998 fixture and put his team on the verge of another famous victory. We have always respected our opponents and we expect the same from them. But I think we are better. That was just extra motivation for us.
'We've made a difference to people's happiness the last few weeks'.
The third-place match was dropped from the European championship by UEFA following the 1980 tournament but has remained part of the World Cup calendar despite complaints.
However, Southgate has a contract until 2020, which could be extended until beyond the 2022 World Cup, giving England stability. The players accepted the criticism they received, they took it on board and improved.
"We were motivated irrespective of that".
He says, while the actual football team didn't seem to get carried away with its own hype, the English media did. He never represented his country at global level during a modest career as a defensive midfielder.
"It's a young team; the majority of the players will play in the next World Cup with more experience at club level", the Portuguese boss told RT. I think we all deserve this.
In Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic they have the midfield engines of both Real Madrid and Barcelona, while the scorer of their victor against the Three Lions, Mario Mandzukic, won the Champions League with Bayern Munich and now plays for Juventus.