What if it is going home?
The 31-year-old Lloris describes the Belgium lineup as "quite simply, the most complete side in the tournament, in all aspects of the game".
"We took a hard route". Can the French, who have reached the final, bear to lose to the English and be forever doomed?
Set pieces have been the main source of goals at the tournament in Russian Federation - 42 percent, no less - and England has been the master of that department on its run to Wedneday's semifinal match against Croatia.
France, world champions in 1998, are slight favourites to go through according to most bookmakers, but Belgium tends to step up their game against these particular European rivals if history is anything to go by.
If Croatia is on the field playing for the World Cup, there's a good chance President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is somewhere in the stadium watching and cheering for her team. The Croats stand in England's way of winning the trophy after 52 years, but this game is as much Croatia's to lose. So this means more than just a semi-final of the World Cup'.
Modric has scored twice in Russian Federation, including a fabulous goal in the 3-0 win over Argentina in the group stage, and twice netted in nail-biting penalty shootouts against Denmark and Russian Federation. Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic have shone brightly for their team and will hope to continue doing so. The likes of Jesse Lingard, Harry Maguire and Jordan Pickford have done what Steven Gerrard, John Terry and Joe Hart couldn't.
Host country left the tournament after unexpectedly successful performance, while its victorious opponent, Croatia, found itself surrounded by a number of controversies.
HNS also said that Vukojevic and Vida apologised for their statements, saying they were not meant to be political messages but "unfortunately left room for such interpretations".
There is little prospect that they would have come this far without Modric, who as a boy was forced to flee his village home after his grandfather was killed by Serb forces in the Croatian independence war. The French ran out winners and are all but ready to lift the trophy.
Their early struggles had "Les Bleus" being written off in some quarters, but all that changed when they faced Argentina in the last 16 in what must be a leading contender for the most exciting match of the tournament. Other than Perišić (29) though, the trio are all the wrong side of 30 and may not see another World Cup.