Roy Keane Didn't Have Much Sympathy For 'Sloppy' England After Loss

Lynette Rowe
July 12, 2018

Football pundits and former global players Roy Keane and Ian Wright went head-to-head in an amusing live on-air debate, after England's exit to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. Stones is ball-watching, and then when the ball goes in he's looking at people saying nobody gave me a shout - you're not going to get a shout in a World Cup semi-final!

Did England fans get overexcited about their run to the semi-final of the World Cup?

At full-time, with the score deadlocked at 1-1, England looking to be lagging, and extra-time looming, the former Irish captain found his opportunity to wreak havoc.

The continuing refrain of excited England fans chanting "it's coming home" has been a recurrent feature of this World Cup, Keane felt that meant they were already thinking about the final and not giving respect to the games ahead of them.

"You're talking about the final?"

Ed Miliband, the former leader of the Labour Party, said: "Roy Keane is just bad I am sorry".

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That caution proved to well founded as Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor fired Croatia into Sunday's final against France as England's expense in a tense semi-final in Moscow, with Keane biding his time before revisiting his previous discussion with Wright.

Keane added: "And I was right".

The former Manchester United midfielder was alongside Ian Wright, Gary Neville and Lee Dixon.

Keane, never one to let a potential dust-up pass, wasn't letting Wright forget that 1966 world champions England had been sent packing. "You need a reality check". "We were just having a laugh with you", Wright said in his famous London accent. Take it one game as it comes.

"If they show enough courage, they'll win the game but they've been in this position before and messed things up so let's see", said the Cork man.

England are out of the World Cup and Roy Keane is reminding everyone when they should be happy.

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