Eric Dier scored the only goal of the match as Tottenham Hotspur stuttered past bottom-placed Cardiff City.
Tottenham Hotspur have lost both of their group matches after a 1-2 defeat at Inter Milan in their Champions League opener.
Harry Kane and Lionel Messi will be the leading men at Wembley on Wednesday when Tottenham Hotspur host Barcelona in a crucial Champions League clash.
Harry Kane ended a five-game goalless run for club and country when he put his side ahead from the penalty spot in a 2-1 win at Brighton.
Mauro Icardi hammered home a magnificent volley in the 86th minute to draw Inter level while Matias Vecino scored a dramatic injury-time winner.
Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah have the perfect stage to end their unexpected slumps when the superstar strikers go head to head at Wembley on Saturday.
England were denied a point when referee Danny Makkelie awarded a foul in favour of Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea for minimal contact with Danny Welbeck.
Tottenham maintained their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a 3-0 win over Manchester United.
Tottenham Hotspur became the first Premier League club to not sign at least one new player during the summer transfer window.
England captain Harry Kane won the Golden Boot award while Croatia captain Luka Modric walked away with the Golden Ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday.
Thomas Meunier (4th) and Eden Hazard (82nd) scored for Belgium against England in the third place playoff match on Saturday.
World Cup 2018 Semi-Final, Croatia vs England: Croatia thump England in extra-time to reach their first-ever final.
Croatia are vying for a place in their first-ever World Cup final while England are hoping to feature in the title match for the first time since 1966.
England is the dominant nation in the United Kingdom, with more resources, more players, and more success at sporting level than its smaller neighbours.
The Tottenham forward is the tournament's leading scorer with six goals.
Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli and a string of fine second-half saves from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford were enough for England to progress to the last four.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter Final, Highlights Sweden vs England: Dele Alli and Harry Maguire scored for England.
Harry Kane is on the fast track to virtual sainthood in England, matching Gary Lineker's tally of six goals from 1986 in just three matches in Russia to set up a quarter-final against Sweden.