Croatia v England watched by 1m in Wales

Scott Carson looks stunned after his early error

Some of these big matches, you just have to go through them and live them to know how to react in the right moments in the right way. No country can expect to win worldwide trophies but, as Southgate said after the defeat by Croatia: "We've got to use it as a springboard to consistently reach the latter stages of tournaments".

With Kieran Trippier's goal, England has set the record for the most set-piece goals at world cup since 1966.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is full of praise for Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic after he inspired Croatia to the World Cup final.

Southgate said the players were deeply disappointed, but that his young team could achieve great things in the years to come, with the European Championship just two years away.

"We were good. We controlled the game, but there's always tension with us, we always concede this early goal and have shocks", Vrsaljko said. "Those friendlies were a huge help so that now here we are about to play the final".


Only a few months ago, many fans who had witnessed England's turgid embarrassments at the last four big tournaments were telling us: "No one cares about England".

"We showed again that we were not exhausted - we dominated the game mentally and physically", Modric said. After the match, Barcelona and Croatia star, Ivan Rakitic, revealed that he had played the semi-final despite suffering from a very high fever the previous night and failing to completely recover in time.

"They can keep doing their stuff and we will play on Sunday."
"Even out there the fans singing after a defeat, it's a proud feeling".

On both occasions, the Three Lions lost to eventual champions Germany on penalties - and their coach Gareth Southgate had been a part of England's demise in Wembley.

Mandzukic scored in extra time to make it Croatia 2-1 England. "The World Cup may never open up so obligingly again", the paper said.

His decision-making in the final third and weight of pass will also become more consistent the more he plays in the support striker role for England while another year couple of years working under Pep Guardiola will hopefully see him reach new levels of performance.

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