Worldwide

England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France

England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France”

England may have crashed out of the 2018 World Cup, but there are signs the team could go one or two steps further for the follow-up in 2022.

Lovren and his team-mates helped shackle England captain Harry Kane during last night's 2-1 extra time victory, and will now face France in Sunday's decider. Less than five minutes into Three Lions' match against Croatia, Kieran Trippier opened the scoring with an absolutely gorgeous free kick strike over an insanely wide Croatian wall.

After a tense match that headed into extra time with a score of 1-1, Team Croatia emerged victorious with a tie-breaking goal in the second half of overtime, finishing the game at 2-1. But the Blazers weren't done.

The draw at 90 minutes led to a heated extra time period with during which England's Dele Alli and Croatia's Ivan Rakitic almost came to blows.

After the match, soccer fans in the United States and around the world reacted to England's loss with either heartbreak, or reveled in their failure.

England have set a record for the most set-piece goals at a World Cup since 1966. "Now I want to go and see what's going on in Russian Federation", said one fan, Michael Roberts, 27, as he waited for his flight. "There are a lot of ifs and buts, in these games it's small margins".

"Anyone want a World Cup Final ticket", he asked in another post.

"@GarethSouthgate and his team have brought the country together and delivered our best World Cup result since 1990".

"We have a good opportunity to give them something back for 20 years ago when they reached the final", Croatia defender Dejan Lovren said.

"We've shown pride and passion".

He said: "They were the better team, that's all that happened".

Given the age we're living in, it didn't take long for the trolls to begin doling out abuse on social media to the players they unfairly felt let the country down.

Vida and a team official, both of whom used to play for Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev, appeared in a pro-Ukraine video posted shortly after Croatia knocked Russian Federation out of the tournament.

He will just be hoping that all of them are fit enough for one last effort against a fearsome French side.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


12 July 2018
Fernando Torres has confirmed which club he will play for next
Torres added: "I've always been treated really well in Asia and Sagan Tosu have made a great effort and I'm very grateful". My new team will be Sagan Tosu.

12 July 2018
All 12 boys and coach safe after Thailand cave rescue
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha visited the cave to inspect the operation, with navy rescuers giving him a rousing cheer. Heavy rains lashed the northern Thai region late Monday and a steady downpour has continued Tuesday.

12 July 2018
Joaquin Phoenix now officially confirmed as Joker
The currently-untitled film will have Todd Phillips at the helm, and will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese . Many have pointed to The Killing Joke as the basis for the film's origin story, but that seems to be questionable.

12 July 2018
Wimbledon won’t budge on FIFA World Cup 2018 final clash
There had been talk of the World Cup final being shown on the big screen on Henman Hill at Wimbledon but that has been ruled out. France booked a placed in the final on Tuesday after pipping Belgium 1-0 in the semi-final clash.

12 July 2018
Southgate forced England to face up to Iceland debacle
Petersburg, Russia , advancing to their first World Cup Final since 2006. France beat Belgium 1-0 in the World Cup semifinals on Tuesday in St.

12 July 2018
Irish Open: Russell Knox edges Ryan Fox in play-off to take title
Indeed, this was Scotland's first male trophy on a major tour since Knox won the Travelers Championship in 2016. The Scotsman defeated New Zealand's Ryan Fox in the first hole of their play-off by holing a 40-foot birdie.

12 July 2018
Trump brands Germany a "captive of Russian Federation ", days before he meets Putin
He told fellow leaders he would prefer a 4 percent target, closer to the 3.6 percent of GDP the United States spends on defense. Trump is reportedly considering imposing sanctions on the five European countries involved in the pipeline project.

12 July 2018
Roger Federer Exits Wimbledon After a Nail-Biting Match Against Kevin Anderson
Roger Federer crashed out of Wimbledon after a marathon five-set shoot-out with big-serving Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals. Now the 32-year-old South African moves on to a semifinal against No. 9 John Isner of the USA or No. 13 Milos Raonic of Canada.

10 May 2018
How to choose an app development company: here's what you need to know
Before starting to work with a company, clearly define your requirements and expectations, set appropriate deadlines and budget. Believe me, you don’t want to spend hours fixing the bugs and replying to negative comments on Play Market.

12 February 2018
Top 10 Gambling Nations Ever
According to the European Gaming and Betting Association, it violated EU rules and thus requested European commission to amend it. There are VLT or Video Lottery Terminals ticket lotteries, bingo halls, race tracks, commercial casinos available in the country.