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Hyde Park World Cup semi final: fans' joy turns to disappointment

3 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Event attended by 50,000 optimistic fans but 2-1 win for Croatia sees England leave competition “It's like the Olympics again.” There was a feeling of high optimism in Hyde Park, where new fans mixed with the more established, as kick-off approached. By the time the night was over, that was replaced by silent resignation. As Hyde Park filled up early on Wednesday evening, the Lightning Seeds had got the crowd going with a live rendition of Three Lions on the main stage. At that point, “it was coming home”. Related: The best photos from England's World Cup semi-final with Croatia
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A goal down? 30 minutes of extra time? No problem for tireless Croatia

3 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Mario Mandzukic's fourth World Cup goal was his most important yet
For the third time in this World Cup, Croatia went the distance, as they beat England 2-1 after extra-time. ESPN brings you the best numbers.
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Since the introduction of the round of 16 in 1986, Croatia are the first finalists in World Cups to have trailed in all three of their knockout games. They trailed against both Denmark and Russia before advancing on penalties in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals, before coming from 1-0 down against England to win the semifinal 2-1.
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Marcus Rashford and England team-mates break down in tears after Croatia defeat

Marcus Rashford and England team-mates break down in tears after Croatia defeat

3 days ago   |   By Metro

Marcus Rashford showed his heartbreak
Marcus Rashford broke down in tears on the pitch after England suffered heartbreak in the World Cup semi-finals.
Croatia fought back from 1-0 down to beat England in extra-time and end the World Cup hysteria that had gripped the nation.
Mario Mandzukic scored a 109th minute winner after confusion in the England defence, and Croatia held on to book their place against France in the final.
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England fans praise players who did a nation proud despite World Cup exit

England fans praise players who did a nation proud despite World Cup exit

3 days ago   |   By 101 Great Goals

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England fans are in bits tonight, as their side lost a World Cup semi-final against Croatia, and despite all the hopes and dreams the side might actually win the competition, they ended up crashing out despite being a goal to the good early on.
The players were heartbroken and in tears at the final whistle, and it was a huge amount of heartbreak for the players and the fans, it's been a brilliant World Cup, and the players have far exceed expectations.
England fans made that very clear on social media and noted that they were so proud of the players, and really hopeful for the...
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Why did English finish World Cup clash vs Croatia with 10 men? Why no fourth substitute?

Why did English finish World Cup clash vs Croatia with 10 men? Why no fourth substitute?

3 days ago   |   By Daily Express

ENGLAND ended their World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia with 10 men - but why couldn't they bring on a substitute?
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England 1 - Croatia 2: Three Lions knocked out at World Cup semi-final stage again

England 1 - Croatia 2: Three Lions knocked out at World Cup semi-final stage again

3 days ago   |   By Daily Express

THE England team, and not football, are coming home. Another semi-final, another defeat. But more than ever since we last won the World Cup in 1996, you sense there's a next time.
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World Cup 2018: Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford in tears as England are beaten in extra-time by Croatia to miss out on the final

World Cup 2018: Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford in tears as England are beaten in extra-time by Croatia to miss out on the final

3 days ago   |   By The Sun

MARCUS RASHFORD and Jesse Lingard were left in tears after England were beaten by Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.
The Manchester United duo were inconsolable at the final whistle in Moscow as they missed out on Sunday's final.
Marcus Rashford was left in tears as England were knocked out of the World Cup Getty Images - Getty
Kieran Trippier had put the Three Lions ahead with a free-kick inside the opening five minutes.
But a second-half header from Ivan Perisic flattened England and sent the game to extra-time.
Mario Mandzukic scored the goal that sends England home and Croatia into...
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England vs Croatia player ratings: Harry Kane and Kyle Walker struggle as World Cup semi-final ends in heart-break

3 days ago   |   By The Independent

England 1-2 Croatia: Man-for-man marking from the World Cup semi-final
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Mandzukic sends Croatia into first World Cup final

3 days ago   |   By Reuters

Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute as Croatia came from behind to beat England 2-1 after extra time on Wednesday and reach their first World Cup final, where they will face France on Sunday, and send the Balkan nation into raptures.
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Mandzukic puts Croatia in front in extra time

3 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

World Cup: Mario Mandzukic Croatia 2-1 England
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Croatia rally to oust England in extra time: How social media reacted

3 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

After Kieran Trippier's fifth minute free-kick goal, it seemed England's fairy tale was bound to continue but yet another spirited fightback from Croatia, saw them rally to victory and bring the Three Lions' World Cup run to a screeching halt.
A brilliantly poked second-half equaliser for Ivan Perisic saw Croatia force extra time and a Mario Mandzukic 109th-minute winner pushed the Croatians into their first ever final.
Unfortunately for England fans "it's not going home" after all. Here is how...
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Croatia 2-1 England: Mandzukic sends Croatia to firstfinal

3 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Mario Mandzukic and Croatia completed their comeback in extra time, defeating England to advance to their first-ever World Cup final.
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Croatia beat England in extra time to reach World Cup final after Mandzukic goal

3 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Croatia will take on France in the World Cup final - their first ever appearance in one - after beating England 2-1 in extra time in
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Mandzukic breaks England hearts as Croatia reach World Cup final

3 days ago   |   By Team Talk

England's World Cup dreams came to a crushing end after Croatia rallied to prevent Gareth Southgate's men reaching the country's first final in 52 years.
Football will not be coming home at the end of an extraordinary summer after the Three Lions' hopes of replicating the heroes of 1966 were extinguished in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium semi-final.
Kieran Trippier's exceptional early free-kick had England dreaming of facing France on Sunday, but Croatia will line-up in their first World Cup final after Ivan Perisic levelled and Mario Mandzukic struck to secure a 2-1 extra-time win.
While few...
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World Cup 2018: England Loses To Croatia, Ending Their Hopes Of Reaching The Final

World Cup 2018: England Loses To Croatia, Ending Their Hopes Of Reaching The Final

3 days ago   |   By Huffington Post

England's journey in this World Cup tournament has come to an end after the team lost 2-1 in their semi-final match to Croatia on Wednesday. It followed an extra-time semi-final defeat, with the teams level at 1-1 after 90 minutes. England took the lead in third minute with a stunning Kieran Trippier free-kick before Croatia levelled in the 67th minute with an Ivan Perisic volley, and Mario Mandzukic scored in the second half of extra-time. The nation's hopes of football “coming home” were dashed this evening as Croatia progresses to the final where they will meet France on Sunday. Despite...
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England's World Cup dream dashed as Croatia win semi-final in extra-time

3 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Croatia have crushed England's World Cup dream with a 2-1 extra-time victory in their semi-final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. England made a dream start with Kieran Trippier's fifth-minute free-kick securing a 1-0 lead. But Croatia came out stronger in the second half and Ivan Perisic levelled in the 67th minute. Related: World Cup 2018 semi-final: Croatia v England goes to extra-time - live! Related: The best photos from England's World Cup semi-final with Croatia
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Kylian Mbappe: Rio Ferdinand reveals France tactic for World Cup final

Kylian Mbappe: Rio Ferdinand reveals France tactic for World Cup final

FRANCE will “flood the box” using Kylian Mbappe as their spearhead in the World Cup final, says Rio Ferdinand. Read more ...

World Cup closing ceremony: Roy Keane slams ‘nonsense' before France vs...

World Cup closing ceremony: Roy Keane slams ‘nonsense' before France vs Croatia final

WORLD CUP 2018 comes to a close today and the traditional closing ceremony took place ahead of the final between France and Croatia. Read more ...

Didier Deschamps third person to win World Cup as player and manager

Didier Deschamps third person to win World Cup as player and manager

Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer - and now Didier Deschamps. The three men to win the World Cup as both a player and a manager. Deschamps coached France to glory in Russia. Read more ...

Incredible stat emerges after World Cup final

Incredible stat emerges after World Cup final

Golden Ball France may have won the World Cup but the player of the tournament was Luka Modric, and no one doubted the player deserved it - but the award was one Modric didn't... Read more ...

VAR: Roy Keane slams ‘idiot' referee and Ian Wright over World Cup final...

VAR: Roy Keane slams ‘idiot' referee and Ian Wright over World Cup final penalty decision

VAR made a controversial call in today's World Cup final - and it is fair to say Roy Keane did not agree with it. Read more ...

Fans are not happy with the Man of the Match award for the World Cup final

Fans are not happy with the Man of the Match award for the World Cup final

Fans have taken to social media in numbers this evening to question the awarding of the World Cup final's Man of the Match accolade to Antoine Griezmann. Matchup France and... Read more ...

‘Anderson a statement of intent'

‘Anderson a statement of intent'

David Sullivan, joint-chairman of West Ham United, claims the signing of Felipe Anderson from Lazio is a ‘statement of intent' by his club. Read more ...

Chelsea duo given FIFA awards after World Cup success

Chelsea duo given FIFA awards after World Cup success

Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard have been given individual awards at the World Cup closing ceremony. Courtois won the golden glove award award for keeping the most clean... Read more ...

Kylian Mbappe: Ian Wright makes World Cup final prediction and mocks Luka Modric

Kylian Mbappe: Ian Wright makes World Cup final prediction and mocks Luka Modric

KYLIAN MBAPPE has lit up the World Cup for France so far - and Ian Wright is backing him to star in the final against Croatia this afternoon . Read more ...

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title with victory over Anderson 

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title with victory over Anderson 

MIKE DICKSON AT WIMBLEDON: The 31-year-old was favourite for the title coming into the final despite his inferior seeding to Anderson and was victorious 6-2 6-2 7-6 (3). Read more ...