Have Croatia been disqualified from the World Cup? Obviously not

Steve McClaren's England failed to reach Euro 2008 with defeat to Croatia

Manager Gareth Southgate said England "left everything out there" after falling to an extra-time defeat by Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.

With such a youthful squad taking part in Russian Federation, there is clearly a hope that Wednesday's semi-final defeat won't be the last time that this group of players contest the latter stages of a major tournament.

Harvey and Jack go through England's World Cup exit and the World Cup Final.

He said: "All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying: 'OK, today we will see who will be exhausted.' They should be more humble and respect their opponents more".

Modric told ITV after the match: "People were talking ..."

Fresh off of a penalty shootout win over Colombia to progress to the quarter-finals, things were supposed to be different for a side that finally had luck on its side.

Trippier gave England a dream start, curling in a free-kick from 25 yards past the despairing dive of Danijel Subasic after Dele Alli was brought down in a central position.

England won't have to wait too long to try and avenge their World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia but it will come under rather unusual circumstances.




"We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot", Kane said after the match at the Luzhniki Stadium.

With England making it to the World Cup semifinal for the first time since 1990, the fans started believing that the trophy will be "coming home".

Hopes had been high after an incredible free kick from Kieran Trippier put England 1-0 up at half-time.

"Until they scored [the equaliser] we were always under cosh", Kane said.

It wasn't to be for England at the 2018 World Cup but bet365 have cut the Three Lions from 11/1 (12.0) to 8/1 (9.0) in their latest Euro 2020 outright victor odds.

"It was a matter of time before we would score".

"I think now is the time for us to be strong as a group and take the time to reflect on the performance a little bit over the next couple of days". I thought they played well and made it hard for us.

"What they did was impressive but we want to keep writing our own history and enjoy what we are doing which is very positive", he added. The rule states that "all players, except the player taking the kick-off, must be in their own half of the field of play", and some teams have elected to interpret that as the players fully off the field of play entirely are not subjected to the guidelines.

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