Published: Thu, July 12, 2018

Fans in Moscow devastated after England knocked out by Croatia

Fans in Moscow devastated after England knocked out by Croatia

As Croatia now face France on Sunday to decide who is crowned world champion, England will have a second go at Belgium for the third-place play-offs this Saturday. To each and every @England fan, the support has been incredible and we can't thank you enough! We can at least defend two crosses. We will want to give a performance of huge pride, no question about that.

At England's first two group games there were only about 2,000 fans present each time, but as fears of hooliganism and violence in Russian Federation have so far proved unfounded, and Gareth Southgate's team have progressed further in the tournament than most expected, the dash to Moscow commenced.

"Of course it is going to be a really hard task over the next 24 hours to assess everybody and to get everybody mentally back to where we want them for a game like that". It will be a really hard task to assess everybody over the next 24 hours and get them mentally back to where we want them to be for a game like that, but that will be the challenge.

A $100 bet on England would net you a $200 profit if they were to win in regulation, but keep in mind that England just played an extra 30 minutes and has a day's less rest.

History in Turin had its echo in Moscow on Wednesday, and England's scorer 28 years ago, Gary Lineker, was at the Luzhniki Stadium to see it. "If we win I really want to be there, but I just can't afford the prices being quoted".

"It's hard to put that into context now, and a bit too soon". I think over the next few days it will be the time to reflect on that. "We've proved to ourselves and our country that is possible".

"Heartbreak": The i Paper leads with an image of a dejected Harry Kane at the end of a semifinal that "started so well" only to end "in gut-wrenching despair" and concurs that England will "still return as heroes".

He said: "They were the better team, that's all that happened. He's given absolutely everything for the team", Southgate said.

The Three Lions once again scored from a dead ball situation, their eighth set-piece goal of this World Cup. "We will be back stronger". "I can't ask more of him as a captain or as a man over the last three weeks".

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