It was a massive showdown for England on Wednesday evening against Croatia as the Three Lions were playing their first FIFA World Cup semi-final in 28 long years. All eyes were fixed on Gareth Southgate’s men and fans across the world were hoping for them to storm their way into the highly-awaited final match but there was heartache everywhere by the end of the match.
England were thoroughly beaten by Luka Modric-led Croatia in every department. From the goalkeeper to defence and from the midfield to offence, Croatia was a far superior side in the crunch semi-final clash. Strikes from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic were enough to belittle the Trippier effort in the 5th minute and win the game, though in extra time.
As the heartache and disappointment continue to grip the English players, fans and pundits; we bring you all the latest developments from across the world on the match:
12:00 AM IST | Semi-final scorer Kieran Tripper in tears during a post-match interview
11:00 AM IST | The priceless reactions of English fans while watching the gruelling clash with Croatia
10:00 AM IST | England captain Harry Kane was deeply gutted after the defeat, but he will happy with his Golden Boot contention
09:00 AM IST | Respects paid to Luka Modric after he led Croatia to their first ever World Cup final
08:00 AM IST | One of the most iconic pictures ever clicked in the history of the tournament.
07:00 AM IST | Just can’t hide their delight, can they?
06:00 AM IST | Post-match interview of England coach Gareth Southgate
05:00 AM IST | Our top picks of the memes doing rounds on Twitter
04:00 AM IST | Former England defender and football pundit Rio Ferdinand after England’s defeat.