Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Argentina's Néstor Pitana to referee World Cup final

Argentina's Néstor Pitana to referee World Cup final

London's Hyde Park looks like a war zone after thousands of England fans left after watching their team lose 2-1 to Croatia in the Fifa World Cup semifinals.

Earlier the spokeswoman said May had been effusive in her praise for Southgate, who has won plaudits for his leadership, grace under pressure and intelligence.

"We are an inexperienced team, a young team no one expected to get this far in the first place".

He added: "Many of our players have come of age on the global stage".

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.

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Two weeks ago, former England global Steve McManaman was asked on ESPN to predict the results of the knockout stages.

Eric Amsalem, a 48-year-old Croatian fan with his face painted in the colours of the national flag said: "It's a small country".

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England remain in the tournament and still have to play the third place play-off - dubbed "the game no-one wants to play" against Belgium at 3pm on Saturday, July 14.

"We had hoped (for this) and we believed in our team, but the feeling when we finally entered the finals can not be compared to anything", said Ivan Kecerin, 41.

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"When you get to this stage of the competition, the margins are fine. they've taken two of their (chances) and we weren't able to respond".

"But we have our hearts, our pride and our players and that is what is really important to us". There's no question about that.

"But that will be the challenge". He said the players were "absolutely gutted" but the fans' reaction in the stadium after the game showed what they had achieved.

It's hard to see France losing a second successive final but Croatia's midfield keeps impressing. "I don't think realistically we expected to be here".

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