Finally, England and Croatia have chance to banish semi blues


Southgate asked after the game.

His friend Joe Carter, 43, from York, added: "We really thought it was going to be different - this was our chance".

"We want to be a team who are hitting quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals".

"They haven't been there for 28 years".

Croatia fans in Zagreb react to key match moments in the World Cup semifinal win over England.

England don't have a Modric - few teams do - but they have to learn how to control games better against top-class teams.

Meanwhile pundit Chris Kamara posted a video of himself on a bus with several of the players' family members, after he "nicked a lift to the stadium".

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The only finalists not to have faced a knockout match against a top 15 side in the past 7 World Cups are Italy, who took on home nation Germany, then ranked 19th by Federation Internationale de Football Association, in the 2006 semi-final.

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"England we're proud of you, that's all I've got to say". "We'll be there and it's a once in a lifetime opportunity seeing them in the World Cup". "For us, it was impressive to watch a team such as the English, that is so strong physically, and they couldn't keep up anymore, and we did have that energy".

Paul Sealey, who is visiting the area, said: "The team will do all in their power to win".

A nagging worry about England involved whether there is a structural weakness in Gareth Southgate's version of 3-5-2.

The game will feature plenty of talented attackers and has the potential to be one of the most exciting games of the competition.

"A couple of weeks ago, I would have taken this result", said one man in a red England shirt who declined to give his name.

Jordan Henderson has been one of England's best players in Russian Federation, but he was asked to do the job of two men at times.

'The players have to look at the reaction of the supporters and see. "And I am glad that the sunshine made it a flawless day for walking".

"It's clear to everybody the progress that's been made in terms of the level of performance and togetherness of the group", Southgate said. As we reflect there will be a lot more positives but tonight it is hard to take.

"I think that's maybe something for a couple of days time, at the moment we all feel the pain of this defeat", he told reporters.