England could still win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 12, 2018

Croatia beat England to book their first-ever spot in the World Cup final, having fallen short at the semi-final stage in France in 1998.

England had not reached the final four of the World Cup in 28 years, but are now just two games away from winning only their second major title. That penalty save against Colombia was huge, a brilliant save.

"We were like lions out there tonight and we will be the same in the final".

Chants of "we're proud of you" were blasted out as the players lined up in an nearly transfixed glaze at the thousands of England fans filling the stadium. "There's a lot of enthusiasm". "But I also don't want to miss England in the World Cup final", said David, a 42-year-old from Leeds.

Goal scorer Umtiti said the win had come on the back of the work of the entire team.

"I think they've done the country proud".

"It's been an incredible run and I feel lucky to have been here for this match.

All of my friends are England supporters and, seeing as I'm likely the only Croatian they know, they've all called me out to wish me good luck for the semi-final!" This journey to the semifinal will certainly help his players and make them more confident in the future, but their lack of nous at this level did show against Croatia.

England could then have had the semi won by half-time, but Harry Maguire, Harry Kane and Jesse Lingard all failed to finish clear chances.

He said: "I think Croatia have a better side". We go out, we download and we stream Three Lions and we get it to number one. It's a tough one but I've got to go with my roots and support the Croatian boys.

"I just believe we can come back another time, and I hope before I die I see England win the World Cup", Ogunde said. Maybe 14 but I think 13.

Croatia fans in NZ party at fulltime. "France are a young team, Brazil are young", he said.

While Croatia fans began celebrating into the night in wild scenes of fireworks and frivolity in capital city Zagreb, their England counterparts walked home leaving a deserted mess of empty bottles and unwanted flags.

If you've been following the World Cup, particularly England's performance in it, perhaps you've heard the chant: "It's coming home, it's coming, football's coming home". "That is unbelievable, but I think it's time we knock it off the number one spot with Three Lions".

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