Fans React: It’s Not Coming Home, England

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe

As more players piled on, they crashed into the photographers. "I feel that as a nation we have progressed and hopefully there is more to come in the future".

Tickets to watch England play their World Cup semi-final against Croatia at Peterborough's World Cup street party are running out.

'There are two teams and one cup.

"They are favourites, but we will do our best to surprise them".

Saturday's 2-0 victory over Sweden took manager Gareth Southgate's team into a World Cup semi-final for the first time in 28 years, raising the prospect of England possibly winning the tournament for the first time since 1966.

Mario Balotelli responded to England's World Cup semifinal defeat to Croatia with a message on Instagram in which he said it was payback to all those who had insulted him down the years.

"I don't think we are the favourites, It is a World Cup final", he said in a news conference on Thursday.

"But equally we want to be a team that are hitting quarter-finals, semi-finals, finals - that is what we have aimed to do in the long term".

It is a shame for fans as he is the sort of player who could really add to their first XI, and push them nearer to challenging for the title. "Now I want to go and see what's going on in Russian Federation", said one fan, Michael Roberts, 27, as he waited for his flight.

There is still work to be done and finding a way to create more chances from open play looks chief among Southgate's tasks. But we've fallen a bit short.

"But we've won a lot of matches that historically England haven't won. I'm sure Belgium didn't want to be in it", Kane said.

"It hurts, it'll hurt for a while, but we can hold our heads up high". We did not forget the doubts about us at the beginning of the competition, about our ability to play together.

Pogba said while Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was their driving force the French plan would not be limited to stopping the Real Madrid playmaker.

'Croatia played a very tough match against England.

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