Emotional Scenes As England Crash Out Of The World Cup
England were knocked out of the World Cup at the semi final by Croatia on Wednesday night, leading to emotional scenes at the final whistle.
With fans both in Moscow and all over the country back home in football heaven, England took an early lead through Kieran Trippier’s stunning freekick, but goals from Ivan Perisic and, after extra time, Mario Mandzukic broke their hearts.
But the response to the players and manager Gareth Southgate has shown how much love there is for them, and that is understandable given how they overachieved in Russia.
Full video of @GarethSouthgate’s long-awaited emergence from the tunnel – precisely 70 minutes after the final whistle. The @England fans had been chanting for him non-stop while he was inside conducting all his media duties. #mixedemotions #Eng pic.twitter.com/u1BO08uJAe— Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley) July 12, 2018
Next up for the Three Lions is the third place playoff on Saturday evening against Belgium, who they lost 1-0 to in Group G at the end of last month.
Harry Kane, who has six goals to his name, and Romelu Lukaku, on four, will be hoping to add to their tallies as they hunt the Golden Boot. But Gareth Southgate and Roberto Martinez could rest key players.
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