Gareth Southgate says England shed is 'a hard place'

World Cup 2018: Fans mock England, their supporters with hilarious memes and jokes after bitter loss in semifinals

The Three Lions crashed out of the World Cup after a heart-breaking extra-time defeat against Croatia in the semi-final in Moscow.

Croatia's World Cup final opponents, France, are associated with the words "formidable" and "dramatic" as well as "lucky".

"It's been great to get to this stage but we wanted to go on and win it".

"We have to be pragmatic and we have to be realistic", French manager Didier Deschamps said ahead of England vs. Croatia, according to ESPN. "You're disappointed because you lose the semi-final, and it's very hard to see the opportunity of playing another game as a positive", he said. "We worked hard defensively, we needed to take advantage a bit more in the counter-attacks but congratulations to my players and my staff", he said, according to Reuters.

However - we think Martinez will rotate a few players, with the likes of Yannick Carrasco and Dedryck Boyata likely to come in. This is why I am proud.

Belgium and England have already met during the World Cup in a match both teams seemed reluctant to win and on Saturday they will face each other again in a game they both seem reluctant to play.

Meanwhile the England men's U20's team achieved World Cup glory after beating Venezuela 1-0 past year. It's clear to everybody the progress that's been made in terms of the level of performance and togetherness of the group. "We've proved to ourselves and our country that is possible".

"Heartbreak": The i Paper leads with an image of a dejected Harry Kane at the end of a semifinal that "started so well" only to end "in gut-wrenching despair" and concurs that England will "still return as heroes". "They all looked at me when I was talking - "Not me, I can continue", Dalic concluded.

Even so, he said he would try to lift his team.

"We were not creative enough, having just two efforts on target, and in the second half England were overrun in midfield by Modric and Rakitic".

"We've come an incredibly long way in a short space of time. I can't ask more of him as a captain or as a man over the last three weeks".



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