England were so close to the unimaginable, says Southgate

Wayne Rooney David Beckham and Paul Scholes
GETTY Wayne Rooney scored twice as England won 4-2 in a group stage match at Euro 2004
Author

13 July, 2018

Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic were the toast of the nation after guiding Croatia into the final.

"Until they scored [the equaliser] we were always under cosh", Kane said.

Kane shot weakly at Danijel Subasic when through, then forced the rebound against a post and Raheem Sterling was a constant thorn in the Croatia defence, though again his final ball was too often astray.

Zagreb daily 24sata wrote: "England had no chance tonight - Southgate's players did not just play against Dalic's footballers but the whole of Croatia". "We dominated the game physically, mentally, in all aspects".

"I would say we have good mothers and fathers".

"It hurts, it hurts a lot".

The Liverpool defender, who has now reached the finals of the Champions League and the World Cup within two months, said he has proven himself to be one of the world's best defenders.

The much younger, faster and less tired looking England side continued to cause Croatia problems going forward and also doubled their lead but a great Danijel Subasic save kept it at 1-0.

Statue of Liberty climber pleads not guilty after immigration protest
Cruise operator Statue Cruises said it had to turn away more than 2,000 people waiting to take their tour to the famed statue. The park service was reviewing security videotape to try to determine how the woman made the climb, Willis said.

'Scorpion': Drake Raps About His Son
On the track Drake says, "Look at the way we live / I wasn't hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid". The track itself finds Drake pondering whether there is anything for a superstar like him beyond money and status.

Trump’s Big Immigration Meeting With House Republicans Fixed Yesterday’s Problems, Not Today’s
It also allows the Department of Homeland Security to separate children from parents if they believe the child may be in danger. He added: 'It's the Democrats fault, they won't give us the votes needed to pass good immigration legislation.

World Cup Daily: Croatia's dream goes on while England wake up.

Croatia had the better of the chances in the remainder of regulation, but England appeared to recover well in the first half of extra time and would have taken the lead in the 98th minute but for Vrsaljko clearing a header by John Stones off the line.

As well as scoring, Perisic also hit the post for the second straight game and set up Mandzukic's victor, heading a poor clearance toward the Juventus striker to score.

Fan footage has emerged on social media showing England attempting to kick-off and score while Croatian players were off the field celebrating their second goal.

Croatia started the find their range as the second half wore on and Perisic levelled for Croatia in the 68th minute, nipping ahead of Kyle Walker to steer home Sime Vrsaljko's cross past a diving Jordan Pickford.

France will face Croatia in this year's World Cup final on Sunday evening after Zlatko Dalić's men came through a tightly-contested semi-final encounter with England on Wednesday night.

England fans stayed after the final whistle to pay tribute to their England heroes following a 2-1 defeat to Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals, belting out Oasis's Don't Look Back In Anger.


More news


  • Clinical India humiliates Ireland by 143 runs for biggest T20 win

    Clinical India humiliates Ireland by 143 runs for biggest T20 win

    Siddharth Kaul was in the Indian squad for the home ODIs against Sri Lanka in December, but was not picked ahead of Kumar-Bumrah. After thrashing Ireland in the 1st T20I, Team India is all set to face the Irish side in the final and T20I at Dublin .
    Joe Jackson Dead: Family Members Pay Tribute

    Joe Jackson Dead: Family Members Pay Tribute

    And Joe's daughter, La Toya Jackson , posted a clip from Life with La Toya that showed her with her father. "We always rehearsed. Joe Jackson (center) with sons Michael , Randy and Marlon backstage at the Inglewood Forum on August 26, 1973.
    Nintendo And Microsoft Are Rubbing Sony's Face In It

    Nintendo And Microsoft Are Rubbing Sony's Face In It

    They came to the conclusion that Sony received 16,226 articles, Microsoft received 15,416 articles and Nintendo received 10,114. Minecraft players on Sony's console are left to play only against other PS4 owners.
  • Thailand Cave Rescue Saves 8 Children Trapped For Weeks Underground

    Thailand Cave Rescue Saves 8 Children Trapped For Weeks Underground

    The operation on Monday went more smoothly than on Sunday and took two hours less as the practice became more refined, he said. The Thai community lies on the border with Myanmar and it is where several of the boys on the soccer team go to school.
    Mexico's World Cup ends with loss to Brazil

    Mexico's World Cup ends with loss to Brazil

    And then, in an instant, he opened up a Mexico defence that had been so excellent to that point with a clever backheel to Willian. It might not be a deserving lead, but the goal was a testament to the quality of the Brazil side and the brilliance of Neymar.
    Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July

    Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July

    Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will conduct hearings on the nominee. Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority in the chamber and Trump can ill-afford any defections.
  • Actress Heather Locklear arrested again in Ventura County

    Actress Heather Locklear arrested again in Ventura County

    After paramedics arrived, Heather also allegedly kicked an EMT while she was being put on a gurney, TMZ reports . Heather Locklear has been arrested on suspicion of fighting with first responders for the second time this year.
    Sara Netanyahu, Israeli PM's wife, charged with fraud over lavish meals

    Sara Netanyahu, Israeli PM's wife, charged with fraud over lavish meals

    The prime minister has shared an attorney statement on his Facebook page , calling his wife's indictment "absurd and delusional". Netanyahu has been able to rally his base by presenting himself as the victim of a politically motivated witch hunt.
    Pioneer Sees Oil at $100 If There's No Supply Boost

    Pioneer Sees Oil at $100 If There's No Supply Boost

    An increase of 600,000 b/d would not be sufficient to close the 2H expected supply gap, which could reach as high as 1.8 Mbd. So an OPEC deal to increase output could also influence the balance of power in the Middle East.
  • Questions about Kavanaugh temper enthusiasm for Trump pick

    Questions about Kavanaugh temper enthusiasm for Trump pick

    About 10 key senators - two or three Republicans and a half dozen Democrats - are facing intense pressure over their votes. Democrats intend to press the issue at Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings to persuade their colleagues to vote against him.
    76ers confident in acquiring Kawhi Leonard to land LeBron James

    76ers confident in acquiring Kawhi Leonard to land LeBron James

    San Antonio would nearly certainly insist on getting players such as Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram plus draft picks in return. Leonard's and the Spurs' relationship fractured this year while Leonard was out with a leg injury.
    England rejoices as arch rivals Germany are dumped out of World Cup

    England rejoices as arch rivals Germany are dumped out of World Cup

    World champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup as they were beaten 2-0 by South Korea on Wednesday. All four teams had a chance to advance into the knockout stage of the World Cup.