Exhausted Croatia must draw on reserves for France final

Exhausted Croatia must draw on reserves for France final

England aren't exactly known for their success in penalty shootouts at a World Cup.

"I'd be amazed if we didn't learn in the next few days he's (Kane) been carrying an injury since the Colombia game", Neville said on ITV.

Celebrities, former players and royalty have been praising the England team for their "beautiful World Cup run", calling them "heroes" who have made the country proud.

"We've come an incredibly long way in a short space of time and the experience of the matches with Colombia, Sweden and the whole thing is probably beyond where we thought we might be able to go".

Kieran Tripper, who was perhaps England's best player out in Russian Federation and scored on the night, was comforted by wife Charlotte and their young daughter.

"National treasures": The Mirror's back page is even more positive, insisting that "Southgate's courageous Lions restore faith in the England dream despite agonising Moscow defeat".

Comedian David Baddiel, who recorded the track alongside Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds, also chipped in.

England will play Belgium in the third-place match on Saturday, so there's still a chance that Southgate and the team won't walk away totally empty-handed. He said the players were "absolutely gutted" but the fans' reaction in the stadium after the game showed what they had achieved.

On the podcast, the panel dissect the game and what England could have done differently.

"Some players played with minor injuries with which they would not have played some other games". "For them to still be singing when we're seeing friends and families, chanting our names and singing the manager's name, is completely different". "I don't think realistically we expected to be here".

This time around, we could see the stars play, or we could see some more reserves to get some guys some minutes, and that makes picking here hard. So it's hats off to us.

Generating enormous support from fans at home, England's tournament restored some much-needed faith in the football team's ability to generate positivity, and good-feeling.

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