Holly Willoughby shares image of son Harry's World Cup devastation

Posted July 13, 2018

Southgate's England team lost 2-1 to Croatia to set-up a third/fourth play-off with Belgium on Saturday.

Infogol's Analyst thinks England will score again from a set-piece against Croatia, but who are they backing to score in Wednesday's semi-final.?

England fans were left devastated tonight after being beaten by Croatia.

Following England's semi-final exit at the World Cup in Russian Federation, former England worldwide striker Alan Shearer has today said that the Third Place match is "utter stupidity".

This isn't the first time the England set up has been investigated by Federation Internationale de Football Association this World Cup either.

England fans are the subject of a Federation Internationale de Football Association investigation after claims were made that "possibly discriminatory" chants were sung during the Three Lions' World Cup semi final loss to Croatia.

"My most abiding memory has got to be the penalty save against Colombia", he said of his spectacular shootout stop from Carlos Bacca in the last-16.

England face Colombia tonight in battle to reach World Cup quarter-finals
England will have just three days to recover before facing Sweden in Samara on Saturday for a place in the semifinals. It has to be transparent. "I started to get the feeling that this team could be risky in the next few tournaments".

There's still the small matter of a World Cup final of course, and we feel France are deserving favourites to win Sunday's showpiece.

"The gaffer had a little word afterwards and told us we should all be proud of ourselves", he said.

He said: "It is not something I am really thinking about right now to be honest".

"This was our problem for 10 years, we had great individuals but no unity and that's why I had to build that unity of objective in the team".

Two years ago, when we lost to Iceland at Euro 2016, the team was booed off and there was a terrible atmosphere afterwards of anger and disillusionment. The sound was eclipsed only by the joy that greeted Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor and the impromptu fireworks celebration in the wake of the final whistle.

"Two players played with half a leg, but it didn't show".

The rest of us must also recognise how successful these players can be - those who became used to winning with the Under 21s and the age groups below that. In truth the reaction to England's semi-final loss has been notable for it's even-handedness, reflectiveness and dare we suggest it, even mild positivity, after what was in reality a campaign that largely exceeded expectations. I never did find out. "I thank him for everything he did at Real Madrid".