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How the British media reacted to England's World Cup exit

12 July, 2018, 22:55 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • AnalysisWhy this England World Cup side has set the tone for a generation to come

Little Croatia through to the World Cup Final!

"When they come up against a decent team, I think it's inevitable that they were going to struggle tonight".

England's midfielder Dele Alli (L) and England's midfielder Jesse Lingard (R) react after a missed chance during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018.

"We were louder, they were carrying us, they picked us up when we were not in control of the game", Dalic said of the supporters.

The England boss was also asked if the team's leading scorer Harry Kane had exhausted as the tournament progressed and was perhaps missing his cutting edge in the semifinals.

A collection of front pages after England loses to Croatia in the World Cup.

After people across the country flocked to parties at pubs, bars, gardens and public parks to watch the match, the country came down to earth with a bump on Thursday.

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England boss Gareth Southgate
They were briefly silenced when Croatia equalised through Ivan Perisic in the middle of the second half. And Kieran Trippier, arguably England's player of the tournament so far, scored an absolute peach.


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Loud cheers rang out after each goal, fans waved the red and white national flag, and after the final whistle Croatian TV showed wild celebrations breaking out in towns and cities.

However, fans said the side had "finished further than anyone dreamed".

He also has one of the most impressive tattooed backs in football, with an epic design featuring a mother and baby, the Last Supper, a butterfly, angels, hearts and a diamond. You see what's happening. "No trophy this time but it feels like the start of something every Englishman could get used to".

Despite the potentially imminent tattoo remarkably Powell is still supporting England.

I said this in the group stages and I'm thinking, quarter-finals England will get knocked out.

Southgate was reluctant to draw any positives from England's World Cup experience so soon after the crushing loss to Croatia, but said there obviously were many high points and pointed to a bright future for his young, talented squad after their success in Russian Federation.

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