Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

This Is the Most Tender Photo of the World Cup So Far

This Is the Most Tender Photo of the World Cup So Far

Making matters worse is the fact that while the teams have no way to win the tournament, they still must play one more match that's essentially meaningless - the third-place match, which Belgium and England will compete in on Saturday.

It was never going to happen, of course, as the ecstasy of taking a tiny nation to the final of the World Cup for the first time needed to be worked through with the people that provided the players with support and inspiration.

And, like England fans, the Twittersphere went absolutely insane for the Tottenham player.

England wound up with the easier path, beating Colombia and Sweden before a disappointing showing against Croatia saw the Three Lions run cut short on Wednesday. But once you're here and played as well as we did, you want to take those opportunities in life.

It said: "The more I see, the more important it is that when 'attacking this tournament" we tell our own story.

Jordan Pickford starred yet again between the sticks for England and the goalkeeper was pictured in conversation with his fiancée Megan Davison.

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Gareth Southgate has warned that England's semi-final against Croatia will be his side's toughest test at the World Cup so far. All of that work is great but you really have to achieve at senior level in the end for that to be fulfilled.

Not only was it his second of the match but it gave England the vital three points they needed to get off to a good start.

Roberto Martinez's men were edged out 1-0 by France in Tuesday night's semi-final - which was held at the St Petersburg Stadium, the same venue as this match.

In a message posted on social media this morning, the Manchester City defender said that he had received many videos and photographs from supporters back in England, and revealed how - just like back in England - it had united the squad more and more.

Dalic says that the players' mental strength and character over the last two weeks have helped him get through all the drama.

Between kick-off and the final whistle the average audience was 24.3m - the highest average audience for a single game ever, according to ITV. I think definitely if you are in the final you are the two best teams in the world.

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