Hopes dashed, England fans taste bitter defeat once again

Frederick Owens
July 12, 2018

"We have had a fantastic journey, further than we thought", he added.

Kane struggled to make an impact on the game, and the captain was nearly lost for words in the minutes after the end of the game as England's dream came to an end.

World Cup fever has gripped England since the start of the tournament and now fans are starting to believe that football really is coming home.

Speaking on the eve of Croatia's meeting with England, Dalic said: "We are a country where anything is possible, so there are no surprises".

Saric said that he and his community will celebrate the win with a big barbeque right behind the Fifth Avenue garage at which they all gather to watch the games, the same way they've celebrated every previous victory for Team Croatia this year.

The French topped Belgium 1-0 in their semifinal matchup on Tuesday to advance to the final and have a shot at winning their second World Cup final (they took the title in 1998). "There's a lot of ifs and buts".

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After winning a few yards outside the box just five minutes into the match, Kieran Trippier sent home a handsome free kick to give England an early 1-0 lead as the Three Lions fight for the chance to play France in the final. The 2018 World Cup has shown that this isn't just a pipe-dream - England might actually, finally, pull it off. Hell, the Netherlands lost a semifinal on spot-kicks four years ago and didn't even qualify for this World Cup. "But it's a game that's part of the World Cup.so we'll put in that performance and give it the best we can".

"I don't know what will happen if we win, probably nobody will go to work".

The Three Lions, with an average age of just over 26 making them the third youngest at the tournament, fell to a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat after extra time following a goal by Mario Mandzukic. "We restored some pride back into the shirt, which was an important thing for us to do".

"We know their set-pieces are unsafe, they have scored seven times from them, but we have no reason to be nervous, we are relieved of any pressure and are here to enjoy ourselves", he said.

Phillip Schofield praised the team for what they had achieved and for uniting people.

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