England secured their first semi-final place in the tournament for 28 years after seeing off Sweden 2-0 on Saturday, with only Croatia standing in their way of reaching the final following their dramatic penalty shootout victory against hosts Russian Federation.
Maguire is now an England hero, after his performance in Russian Federation, where he has been one of Gareth Southgate's star players.
"We've talked, touched briefly, certainly, on the team which won", said Southgate. "How they're still held and revered".
"At the beginning, we were working together with the lads and trying to sell them the vision of what's possible, what we're looking to achieve in the long term".
The former West Ham player said one big difference was that while his generation knew little about the fervour in the country during the tournament, today's players keep in touch through social media. "And if you have got that team spirit and togetherness off the pitch, you take that on to the pitch, fans, staff, players, you can see how everyone sticks together". We've been playing well, we're learning and we're all enjoying it.
Before we went there, we were off to the army base at Catterick for a boot camp - something Palace did before the start of every season.
Nevertheless Rowe, a devoted England fan who has spent around £50,000 (US$ $66,500) to follow England over the past two decades, will wear his £65 Marks and Spencer waistcoat again on Wednesday.
Croatia are technically the "home" team but their red and white checked home strip clashes with both of the England kits.
Not many expected Spain to fail to make the final four of the World Cup and even fewer anticipated Brazil crashing out at the quarter-final stage but Gary Neville gets paid the big bucks for a reason.