Why Croatia's Kalinic will miss medal after World Cup final


England, World Cup winners in 1966, reached the semi-finals for only the third time in their history in Russian Federation.

And the 39-year-old television host is optimistic that "one day" England will win the World Cup.

Gareth Southgate tempered his pride with realism as he reflected on England's World Cup campaign following the 2-0 defeat to Belgium in Saturday's third place play-off.

No matter what, the France and Croatia federations will be taking home a nice chunk of change.

"He's in a position to do that and he's a great player but I don't think for any minute of that game he was ever thinking about the English media. about what any pundit had said".

"There have been a couple of times against those top teams where we haven't created enough quality in the final third". I thought (John) Stones was absolutely outstanding and (Jordan) Pickford has had a wonderful tournament.

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The two teams have already met at this summer's tournament in the group stage, with Belgium beating England 1-0 on June 28. We would be delighted if Modric won the MVP and the Golden Ball for being the best player at the tournament.

"We're probably a little bit short on big-game experience, a bit short on number of national caps and we're a bit young for what a winning national team looks like". "Against the best teams, we have come up short".

"We've said that all along - we're not the finished article yet, we're still learning, we're still getting better. This is something all of us have in us, and it will be in us to the very last moment".

Kane is set to finish as the tournament's top scorer with six goals, although three of those came in a 6-1 win over Panama and he has not scored in England's last three games. "Today was always going to be a really hard game", he added.

"There was a lot said about the relationship between our countries, but when we spoke, we saw the sincerity in that relationship on all levels".

But he added: "I don't think we've achieved anything yet". "Thank you to the journalists, who have asked the correct questions and we hope that you enjoyed it".