Football "definitely" coming home, Prince Harry predicts on Irish trip

Frederick Owens
July 12, 2018

England have been eliminated from the World Cup right at the penultimate stage, and Croatia are now through to Sunday's finals instead. No-one believed before the World Cup that we could go this far, but we believed.

From one group of Lions to another, this is exactly the type of breakthrough that fans in Detroit are patiently waiting and hoping for. But that cloud has a silver lining: The England team is already in a fantastic position for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He said that it was only after England beat Scotland 2-0 in their second game that the stadium MC played the song with the crowd singing the chorus, "It's Coming Home".

Punters donning their white shirts and flags packed out pubs including Hogarths in Churchgate and watched on as England lost 2-1 to Croatia in the semi-final.

Prince Harry has weighed in on England's chances of success at World Cup, saying he doesn't want to "jinx" their chances of winning the tournament for the first time in over 50 years.

They were briefly silenced when Croatia equalised through Ivan Perisic in the middle of the second half.

"Just feel when will it ever be our time?"

Asked what is was all about, a slightly bemused Southgate said: "That's exactly what I asked our fitness coach a well, 'What is that all about?'".

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"England we're proud of you, that's all I've got to say".

Had Kane added to his six goals in Russian Federation with either of his back-to-back chances in the first half against Croatia on Wednesday, when England was dominating and led 1-0, he could yet be lifting the trophy on Sunday.

"We had hoped [for this] and we believed in our team, but the feeling when we finally entered the finals can not be compared to anything", said Croatia fan Ivan Kecerin. "I don't think realistically we expected to be here".

"I've been to lots of failures and I thought this was the time".

"We were the better team in all aspects of the game", said Dalic.

Gifted a relatively soft draw by the early exit of a number of traditional World Cup superpowers, England reached the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time since Euro 1996, when Southgate was part of the team.

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