England captain Harry Kane hurt by loss to Croatia

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England had led through Kieran Trippier's free-kick but Ivan Perisic levelled the scores as Croatia dominated after half time.

Croatia's Ivan Perisic scores their first goal in their 2-1 win over England in the World Cup semifinals in Russian Federation.

England fans stayed after the final whistle to pay tribute to their England heroes following a 2-1 defeat to Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals, belting out Oasis's Don't Look Back In Anger.

Croatia will meet France in the 2018 World Cup final after a come from behind victory over England in the semi-final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

"We've left everything out there, you can look at the goals and the chances, but I don't think over the six or seven weeks we've been together we could've given any more".


Croatia took over the match after the equalizer and England rarely produced any scoring threats the rest of the way as the midfield of Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic had the Three Lions running in circles.

The Croatian football team at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation.

Harry Kane shot weakly at Danijel Subasic when through, then forced the rebound against a post and Raheem Sterling was a constant thorn in the Croatia defence, though again his final ball was too often astray.

"We would certainly like to host a reception for the England football team, who did so well in Russian Federation, and that is something that we are going to talk to the FA about", her spokesperson said. He said as soon as Croatia got the upper-hand in Wednesday's semifinal, England reverted to old, inferior tactics that included hoofing the ball from defence to attack and simply hoping for the best.

It did reveal every player from the four remaining teams - England, France, Belgium and Croatia - had been tested 4.41 times since January, with some tested eight times.


"After the experiences of the matches with Colombia and Sweden and the whole thing, it's probably beyond where we thought we might be able to go, so tonight in the end, we weren't quite there". We can win knockout games, and we can get to semifinals, but the next step is to go one further.

Kevin Trippier curled in a free kick in the fifth minute.

"What they did was impressive but we want to keep writing our own history and enjoy what we are doing which is very positive", he added. But we've fallen just a bit short.

When asked to explain the reason behind Croatia's comeback, Dalić speaking to Sky Sports said: "Because we were the better team in all segments of the game".


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