Dejan Lovren makes SHOCK revelation after Croatia beat England

Cheryl Sanders
July 12, 2018

The Three Lions lost 2-1 to Croatia in the semi-final, bringing to an end a journey that inspired - and surprised - many fans.

There's no telling how long that suspicion will last.

Had Kane added to his six goals in Russian Federation with either of his back-to-back chances in the first half against Croatia on Wednesday, when England was dominating and led 1-0, he could yet be lifting the trophy on Sunday.

When Kane got his best chances in the 30th minute against Croatia, his first shot was saved by goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. And it nearly happened early in the extra session when John Stones rose to meet a corner kick, only for Vrsaljko to clear the goal-bound header off the line.

Some England soccer fans sobbed while others looked to the future with confidence after their once improbable dreams of a first World Cup final in more than 50 years were dashed by Croatia on Wednesday.


But England Manager Gareth Southgate has said he's proud of what they've achieved and that his young players could hold their head up high.

A win for England would help erase World Cup futility.

Deschamps also suggested in his post-semifinal comments that the French side might have another gear to reach in the final. Luka Modric and Co. will be a formidable opponent for France. It's going to hurt for a while of course.

The World Cup in Russian Federation has thrown up some stunning twists, turns and shocks, so it's perhaps fitting that its final game will feature the smallest nation to appear in the last stage of the tournament since 1950. In big games it's small margins.

He said on Twitter: "Thank you to our unbelievable YOUNG team".


"We showed character and mentality, it was very hard for us tonight".

Comedian Rob Beckett said he had a ticket to the final up for grabs, because he had bought it thinking England would make it all the way. Their four-nation group was so weak that Southgate could afford to rest his starters after wins against Tunisia and Panama.

Vida and a team official, both of whom used to play for Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev, appeared in a pro-Ukraine video posted shortly after Croatia knocked Russian Federation out of the tournament.

History in Turin had its echo in Moscow on Wednesday, and England's scorer 28 years ago, Gary Lineker, was at the Luzhniki Stadium to see it.


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