Too early to take positives for proud England boss Southgate

Croatia shrug

Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic could only shrug as the ball flew past him. Fox

"I'd be amazed if we didn't learn in the next few days that Kane wasn't carrying an injury since the Colombia game", Neville said on ITV Sport.

The mental resilience necessary to come through such tests was the result of the emphasis on playing as a team, Dalic said, and indicated a wider trend at a World Cup where the likes of Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi all went home early.

On that occasion, the Uruguayans defeated a heavily-fancied Brazil team 2-1 at the Maracana in the final second-stage group game, which effectively served as the tournament's final.

The game turned in overtime on two plays - one on which a defender was alert, the other on which a defender was caught napping.

"And like I said they should be more humble and respect more opponents".

I have worked on every major tournament as a BBC pundit since the 2006 World Cup and this one has been my favourite by a long way.

Even if the result is quickly forgotten by the fans, it will be remembered in English Premier League locker rooms.

They booked their place in the final by seeing off England 2-1 after extra time, making light of the fact that the Three Lions hail from a land with a population of around 53 million.

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For an hour, it looked like England would be headed to Sunday's World Cup.

The best team won on Wednesday, I don't think anyone can really argue with that. "They have a day off and we'll assess them tomorrow".

Gareth Southgate says England need to follow Germany's example from 2006 and the progress they have made since then.

England will play Belgium in the third-place play-off match on Saturday before coming home to what is expected to be a hero's welcome.

"I just believe we can come back another time, and I hope before I die I see England win the World Cup", added Ogunde.

Jubilant Croatian fans honked their vehicle horns and let off fireworks while England fans sobbed and looked to the future with confidence after Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor took Croatia to its first World Cup final.

"But we do it for ourselves as well".

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