Kieran Trippier In Tears As He Realises World Cup Dream Is Over

Annette Crawford
July 12, 2018

Fellow fan Alex Klein, 28, added: "If we win, if we beat Croatia I'll, I'll probably cry, because to see England in a World Cup final is, is like a dream, a lifelong dream".

"I think that we played phenomenal today, and after we conceded the goal we completely outplayed England even though they were saying that we are exhausted, that they are better".

And, specifically for the crowds back in England, it was a chance to fling all those pints of beer high overhead.

While English players laid strewn across the turf at full-time at the Luzhniki Stadium, Croatia's were jubilant after reaching the World Cup final for the very first time. Charlie Clarke tweeted: "England needs to get to the semi finals more often. our office have all sacked off work and now we're at the pub amazing" and Shona Fran wrote: "Banked out from work 5 hours early, GET ME TO THE PUB ENGLAND".

Despite taking the lead early in the first half on Wednesday, England suffered the familiar story of World Cup heartbreak as Croatia equalised in the second half and then claimed the victor in the second period of extra time.

"We deserved to reach the final".


Vida had on Sunday said that the "glory to Ukraine" video he posted after his team beat Russian Federation on penalties in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday night was not a political message.

However, Brosnan said he thought this year's team was different, and they would go forward more than they ever had in the past.

Paul Sealey, who is visiting the area, said: "The team will do all in their power to win".

The men's World Cup soccer tournament is down to the final two games. "It's good to feel like you're in England", he said. But Croatia came alive in the second half, first scoring on a header in the 68th minute by Ivan Perisic to level the match and take the game to extra time.

Despite a valiant effort, the team will come home without the Jules Rimet trophy after losing the semi final 2-1 to Croatia.

Should England hold on to win, the Three Lions will face France in the final on Sunday.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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