Gareth Southgate: Inspiration for England, Even in Defeat

Brian Botterill giving Gareth the thumbs up in Southgate Road

England may have looked "confident" during their World Cup campaign but Croatia were the ones to "dominate" in Wednesday night's match, setting them up for a final against "formidable" France.

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

I mean, this is some Tami/Coach Taylor level support right here, so it's no surprise that people were SHOOK.

France: "We expect a really tough team in the final, I think they're more hard than England".

And equally as heartbroken fans responded to the post, with one writing: "My 7 year old son won't either, hes loved it and he cried last nite when we got beat, bless".

'I'm not sure it was ideal by any means, ' said Southgate.

Although that would not be a sacrifice hahahaha, but since I cannot do it, I would offer my house to see Croatia world champion!

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"We were saying, "OK, today we will see who will be tired". We know there is more to come from this @England team. W".

"It is a major blow for Southgate", Robson said.

Sir Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick against West Germany in the 1966 final, said: "Even though captain Harry Kane isn't lifting the trophy on Sunday, we should be proud of our boys".

Football fans in Reading had a traumatic evening as they went through all the emotions as England crashed out of the World Cup. As well as our first World Cup semi-final for 28 years, our first win in a knock-out game since 2006 and our first win in a World Cup penalty shootout, he has given us hope, and something to cheer. "We're still going to be hurting". "As proceedings are ongoing, please understand we can not comment further at this stage".

"Two players played with half a leg, but it didn't show. England had never overachieved, but this team have in reaching the semi-final.", Neville, a pundit on ITV, said.

Sensibly, Southgate says he will wait to see how well his players recover from another gruelling contest before picking a side.

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.

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