Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

'We left everything out there', says England manager Southgate

'We left everything out there', says England manager Southgate

Kieran Trippier's exceptional early free-kick had England dreaming of facing France on Sunday, but Croatia will line-up in their first World Cup final after Ivan Perisic levelled and Mario Mandzukic struck to secure a 2-1 extra-time win.

Croatia's Marcelo Brozovic celebrates (L) and England's Harry Kane looks dejected (R) after the World Cup Semi-Final match against England in Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, July 11, 2018.

The Inter Milan man's effort off the woodwork was the closest either side came to taking the lead before the 90 minutes were up, meaning England faced a second period of extra time at Russian Federation 2018 - with Croatia undertaking a third consecutive additional 30 minutes.

Against Denmark and Russian Federation in the earlier rounds, Croatia were also forced to go through the ordeal of penalties before advancing, but the fact remains that they will face France having played 90 minutes more than Didier Deschamps' team due to their accumulated extra-time workload.

For Croatia, it's on the brink of arguably the most shocking World Cup title run in modern history. The Juventus forward is a big-game player and he showed that this evening, not just scoring the victor, but setting the tone for what was a remarkable comeback from Croatia.

On ITV following the game, Croatia captain Luka Modric had some choice words for the English media, saying that they should be "more humble and respect their opponents more".

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Football fans across the country were devastated following England's dramatic defeat against Croatia, as they battled their way through their first World Cup semi-final since 1990.

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"I hope we grow on it and we have to ensure it doesn't take 28 years to get to a semi-final again".

The best chance for a second England goal was wasted by an unmarked Jesse Lingard when he curled wide when a goal looked certain.

Henderson said the identity Southgate brought to the team had been lacking, and it has enabled them to make this run to the World Cup final four. Henderson, the preferred anchor in Gareth Southgate's side, will attempt to negate his impact.

"Both teams have goals in them and it will be a fairly open game". Trippier scored with England's first shot of the game, curling the direct free kick over the wall and into the top-right of the goal.

Harry Kane's goal-scoring has been a little overrated at this World Cup- the Tottenham striker has scored three penalties, two tap-ins and one inadvertent deflection. Midfielder Perisic was outstanding in the second half and caused England no end of problems.

And he nearly gave his country the lead four minutes later when he sent a left-foot strike against the far post after finding space once again.

Hero of a last-16 penalty shootout against Colombia and man-of-the-match against Sweden in the quarter-finals, Pickford spread himself brilliantly to deny Mario Mandzukic in the final minute of the first-half of extra time. It's great for them that they've got some enjoyable experiences now playing for England. Perisic, in contrast, has shown that he belongs on it.

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