England's World Cup final dream over but William 'couldn't be more proud'

England's World Cup final dream over but William 'couldn't be more proud'

England's World Cup final dream over but William 'couldn't be more proud'

England had history in their hands and a first World Cup final since 1966 in their sights as the clock ticked past 10pm in Moscow - only to let it all slip away and so leave this historic city with familiar feelings of despair and disappointment.

Croatia fans celebrate at the end of the semifinal match between Croatia and England, in Zagreb.

Phillip Schofield praised the team for what they had achieved and for uniting people.

Team mate Mario Mandzukic then struck in the 109th minute to complete their third straight comeback win.

THE hopes and fears of the nation have reached new heights ahead of England's semi-final clash with Croatia.

He also said there was no need for him to give his team-mates any tips on England's players, as they were all well aware of who they are up against.

So which nation wins the World Cup final? "We are not. There is still a chance to exhaust ourselves".

"We prepared to get to the final and we want to play it".

Asked what is was all about, a slightly bemused Southgate said: "That's exactly what I asked our fitness coach a well, 'What is that all about?'". "For us, it was impressive to watch a team such as the English, that is so strong physically, and they couldn't keep up anymore, and we did have that energy".

Croatia's win against Russian Federation in the quarter final on Saturday sent them crashing into the semi-final of the World Cup, but these firefighters had to rush out to an emergency moments before the crucial penalty.

He said: "Well, I think I've said this before, but I was not a renowned fashion icon throughout my playing career, so it's rather unusual to feel that way now".

The Three Lions' journey to the penultimate stage of the tournament has seen victories over Panama and Tunisia in Group G, as well as wins over Colombia and Sweden in the knockout stages.

He said: 'I know how disappointed England must feel right now but I couldn't be more proud of this team and you should hold your heads high.

"It's tough, we're gutted", he said. "Everyone was nervous, but when they got a second goal, everyone took so much confidence, everyone was up in the air, the club was full, there was a great atmostphere".

The Croats entered the match after winning their previous two games on penalty kicks, but they showed no sign of fatigue in the second half against England.

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