Soccer Football - World Cup - Semi-Final - Croatia v England - Zagreb, Croatia - July 11, 2018.
France reached their third World Cup final with a victory over Belgium, setting up the meeting between the two sides in Moscow.
Little Harry held his head in his hands as he stood in front of the TV in sheer shock, when it was revealed Gareth Southgate's team wouldn't be making it into the final.
"It is a very unusual game because it's a fixture for two teams coming off the back of a disappointment, but the game is there and we need to play it", said the Chelsea man. "Everyone is born with it, we have good players, and I believe they will bring the cup home, but we'll see on Monday morning at 3 o'clock".
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However, he acknowledged that the number of incidents on the streets may have been 10 times higher but not reported. It will be the fifth game at this World Cup for Pitana, and his second working with each of France and Croatia .
During its course to the finals, the Balkan nation defeated 2014 World Cup runners-up Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland in the group stages before putting up gutsy performances in the knockout stages.
Southgate wants his side to conclude their World Cup on a high against Belgium in the play-off, with the sides having already met in the group stages.
"But we have our hearts, our pride and our players and that is what is really important to us". "We just fell short at the second-to-last hurdle but, as a team, we should be very proud of ourselves and, for me, looking at that young squad, we should just feel positive about the future". "I want to get back playing week-in, week-out and want to get playing for England again".
"I am not going to lie, it was not enjoyable considering whether we won or lost we'd still get battered and it has changed over a period of six weeks".
"Of course it is going to be a really hard task over the next 24 hours to assess everybody and to get everybody mentally back to where we want them for a game like that".