Published: Thu, July 12, 2018

How Fans Around Country Celebrated England Win

How Fans Around Country Celebrated England Win

But we've fallen just a bit short.

But many of these players have come of age on an global stage.

Footie fans rally behind Gareth Southgate ahead of England v Croatia semi-final with Waistcoat Wednesday.

Eric Amsalem, a 48-year-old Croatian fan with his face painted in the colours of the national flag said: "It's a small country".

George Lee, 59, from Hull, also backed Southgate's young team to get to the final, predicting a 2-1 win.

Dejan Lovren answered his critics for as Croatia beat England.

Josh Quinn, 22, from Bristol, said: "It was a disappointing performance from England".

It was the plucky South Americans' second World Cup title, with the first coming on home soil in the inaugural edition in 1930. I couldn't be prouder with what they've done.


"At the end of the day no one expected us to do anything at this World Cup and we got to the semi-final".

Harry Kane was not on his game at the Luzhniki Stadium, Dele Alli failed to make an impact and the centre-halves looked shaky at stages under the pressure from Croatia after the break.

"I'd be amazed if we didn't learn in the next few days he's (Kane) been carrying an injury since the Colombia game", Neville said on ITV.

Scenes after the game were, perhaps unsurprisingly, more subdued than after the quarter-final win against Sweden. You give everything you have, build friendships with your team, give everything for your country and play in a way that you hope connects with the fans.

But he added: "There's a lot of positives and I'd like to think this is the start of something good".

"Maybe [that was] a effect of being ahead and being the least experienced team in the tournament with the chance to get to a World Cup final", he added.

That's proved to be the case, although they have relied on large part on grit and determination to see them through the knockout stages, beating Denmark and Russian Federation on penalties before seeing off England in extra time. "We worked so hard, the fans were awesome, it was a tough game, a 50-50 game, when we look back we will think there's stuff we could have done better".

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