The Croatian coach has said his side have already “managed to stop Messi” and so can cope with England’s Harry Kane in Wednesday’s semi-final.
Both teams are billed to meet in Moscow for a place in the semis after Dalic’s side overcame hosts Russia on Saturday.
Dalic identified top-scorer Kane and Raheem Sterling as threats in a team with “no glaring weaknesses”.
“But we believe in our strengths,” he said. “We don’t fear England. He [Kane] is top scorer – he’s not easy to stop. But we have top centre-backs. We managed to stop Messi and [Christian] Eriksen so hopefully we can stop Kane.”