Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

FIFA investigate possible discriminatory chants by England fans

FIFA investigate possible discriminatory chants by England fans

Despite their disappointment at failing to reach their first final in 52 years, the manager says he wants his team to end their tournament on a high and beat Belgium in the third-place play-off.

"Hopefully I will get the nod against Belgium", said the 24-year-old.

"I will get it done".

The mental resilience necessary to come through such tests was the result of the emphasis on playing as a team, Dalic said, and indicated a wider trend at a World Cup where the likes of Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi all went home early. Croatia were better than us, and they deserved to go through.

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Mandzukic's movement was also a constant challenge for England's back three and John Stones, in particular, did not look as composed as he has done in previous games.

The odds are against Pickford having his wish granted with Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate likely to give his understudies Jack Butland and Nick Pope 45 minutes each in St Petersburg.

Croatia looked vulnerable from set-pieces against Russian Federation, conceding the equaliser in extra-time via a set-play, so this is an area England can exploit.

"It was a decent save", he said. While neither team wanted to win their first match, the freedom from pressure and outcome that the third-place match provides should make for some exciting, if inconsequential football. Unfortunately it was just not to be. We weathered a lot of storms out there. Each of their three knockout matches have now gone to extra time, meaning they'll have played 90 more minutes than France going into Sunday's final. "They were very, very fit".

We had all got excited and dreamt that it would be us facing France in Sunday's final - but why shouldn't we dream? We won a shootout. "It's not the game we wanted to be in, as a team".

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All the players deserve praise, but the highlight for me was the performances of Harry Maguire, Jordan Pickford, John Stones, Kieran Trippier and Jordan Henderson.

"But above all this World Cup was about a group of lads embracing every moment, enjoying ourselves and doing ourselves justice. We felt we were good enough but have fallen just a bit short". I'm proud of how far we came and proud of Gareth Southgate.

Gareth will already be making plans to have his squad together to re-bond before they target a new season of global football.

In their other appearance, in 1966, in London, they entered popular folklore by beating West Germany, an achievement that many fans have long thought they would never see again.

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