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Luka Modric celebrates after scoring his penalty in the shoot-out win over Russia

Luka Modric celebrates after scoring his penalty in the shoot-out win over Russia

England manager Gareth Southgate says the team dressing room is "a hard place at the moment", after his side went out to Croatia in extra-time in the Fifa World Cup semifinals.

Kieran Trippier's early free kick sent England ahead on the night, but Ivan Perisic levelled the scores before Mario Mandzukic came up with an extra-time victor for Croatia, who will face France in Sunday's final.

The 12 boys on the "Wild Boars" team and their coach were trapped in a cave for more than two weeks, and were all successfully rescued on Tuesday.

'We were the better team in the second half and in extra time.

If he has played the same number of minutes in two separate positions, then he is placed in the one he played in most recently.

"I wanted to substitute, but nobody wanted to be subbed". This shows character and is what makes me proud.

Now, Belgium and England will meet again in another match that neither team will likely care much about winning. We have no doubts, we play together, that's our strength.

Having been largely absent during England's run to last night's World Cup semi-final, a host of additional English fans travelled to Russian Federation ahead of their country's game against Croatia last night.

This is a stunning achievement for Croatia, not only because of the results they needed to get there, but because they were able to do so being a country that is pretty small both in size and population.

"France stopped us in the semi-finals in 1998".

"Maybe the dear Lord is giving us an opportunity to settle a score", he said. I don't realistically think any of us did.

The Juventus striker finally limped off utterly exhausted six minutes from time but promised unstinting effort on Sunday to bring the World Cup back to the nation of some four million people.

'My players have played Champions League football and are champions in their countries.

On the podcast, the panel dissect the game and what England could have done differently. "But we have our hearts, our pride and our players and that is what is really important to us".

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