Gareth Southgate gave England staff handwritten notes before World Cup

Annette Crawford
July 12, 2018

England fans walk home disappointed after losing to Croatia in the Fifa World Cup semifinals.

"But I think we've built a house here now on good..."

England will play their final match of the tournament on Saturday afternoon at 3PM on ITV.

"We were like lions out there tonight and we will be the same in the final", he said.

On Wednesday, after England lost the World Cup semi-final game to Croatia, fans, players, and team manager Gareth Southgate were completely heartbroken.

But even though England are out, they've still had an unbelievable tournament.

In capital Zagreb, more than 10,000 people gathered in the central square to watch the match despite rain.


Meanwhile, the most popular three words for home team Russian Federation are "host", "fans" and "low-ranking". The fans were fantastic, " Kane said.

Both of his goals came from set-plays, and given he is averaging 0.29 xG per 90 minutes, he can be expected to get at least one chance in this game.

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. No trophy this time but it feels like the start of something every Englishman could get used to".

The mutual appreciation between squad and fans was slightly marred by news on Thursday that Federation Internationale de Football Association had opened disciplinary proceedings against the FA following a report of possible discriminatory chanting by England supporters during the Croatia match. "Croatia deserved to win", Mark Burcher, 50, said.

"They're coming home. With heads held high": The Times' back page leads on the image of a grimacing Kieran Trippier being helped off the field during extra time, stating that this England side will return "as heroes who have united the country and made the most sceptical of fans fall in love with the team again".

The front pages are in stark contrast to how England's performance was portrayed in 2014, when the team were knocked out in the group stages - the first time since 1958.

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