Sir Bobby Robson ‘would have been thrilled with England’s World Cup run’

Annette Crawford
July 11, 2018

Tomorrow's World Cup semi-final clash will be the first one England have featured in since Sir Bobby Robson led the Three Lions to a gallant penalty shootout defeat to West Germany in 1990. In 2002, 2006 and 2014 they were eliminated in the group stages, and they failed to qualify for the 2010 tournament.

Everyone in the team is hungry even though he, with Bayern Munich, captain Luka Modric (Real Madrid) and Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) have won major club titles such as the Champions League, Mandzukic said.

"The results were below the level and quality of our players. I felt like my movement was good, but on the ball I wasn't sharp enough, I didn't keep it as much as I should have", he said.

The Manchester United midfielder has shown his capabilities in a box-to-box role at the World Cup, helping Kante break up attacking plays and also contributing further forward with vision and creativity. They then edged out Denmark and hosts Russian Federation on penalties in the knockout stages to set up a semi-final with England.

"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is really fast and his combination with Harry Kane is really unsafe".


"He has this niggle". Given the political makeup of the remaining teams, that record will have to improve.

Sue Boor, head of marketing at The Lexicon says: "With tennis and football fever taking over the whole country we are excited to welcome families to The Lexicon to enjoy these fabulous sporting matches". At the last Euros, we defeated Spain.

The political turmoil at home for England is covered in detail elsewhere on the site, and raises a tantalising prospect: if the government falls by Sunday, the fact that England only ever wins the World Cup under Labour may remain true.

"I've got a amusing feeling that the momentum is so good, and, you know, especially now that we're all going to turn up with special Gareth waistcoats, and that can only help can't it", said fan Lee Walkup, 50.

Now they are looking to go one step further, but just getting this far is a source of great pride for Croatia. "This is what drives, that is our petrol", Dalic said.

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