England still relied on long balls, says Croatia's Vrsaljko

England still relied on long balls, says Croatia's Vrsaljko

England still relied on long balls, says Croatia's Vrsaljko

The Three Lions were aiming to reach their first World Cup final since 1966 but suffered a 2-1 loss to Croatia, with Mario Mandzukic scoring the victor in extra-time. The Croatian National team came from behind and upset favored England 2-to-1 in a semifinal match decided in extra time on Wednesday in Moscow.

England is waking up to an almighty hangover after Gareth Southgate and his squad crashed out of the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford goes to ground as Sime Vrsaljko of Croatia runs by celebrating victory in their Fifa World Cup semifinal in Moscow.

"It's tough, we're gutted", he said. "Extra time, I knew it was on the cards we weren't going to win that".

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The crowd fell a little flat as the game went into extra time, with many perhaps fearing the prospect of penalties and the memory of the last time England made it so far at Italia 90 - a 4-3 penalty shootout loss to West Germany.

Dalic was asked by global reporters if his side would be exhausted for Sunday's final against France after playing extra-time for a third straight match - just as British journalists asked him if they would be exhausted after two lots of extra-time before the semi-final.

The script that said Croatia was exhausted and England would take advantage, seemed to play out early.

Before a ball had even been kicked at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, expectations surrounding the England national team were low. "We have had a fantastic journey, further than we thought", he added.

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"He´s captained the team brilliantly over the tournament and I can´t ask for more from him".

"We've left everything out there, you can look at the goals and the chances, but I don't think over the six or seven weeks we've been together we could've given any more". Sure, ultimately they came up short, but the manner of their achievement in getting to a semi final no-one saw coming has inspired us all.

That was enough to silence the entire city as it became apparent that England's World Cup campaign would end at the semi-final stage, yet again.

France can be crowned world champions for the second time in their history on Sunday and now lead the Euro 2020 betting at 4/1 (5.0).

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France, which won its only title at home in 1998, will have an extra day of rest after beating Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday. We're the guys who are running on the pitch but he's the backbone of this team.

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