Marcus Rashford's heartfelt message to Gareth Southgate after England World Cup heartbreak

Doug Mendoza
July 12, 2018

France coach Didier Deschamps urged his side to seize their chance of redemption in the World Cup final after admitting he has still not got over the pain of defeat in the Euro 2016 final.

World Cup fever swept the nation back home and even after the defeat, thousands of England fans at the Luzhniki stadium stayed behind long after the final whistle to give their side a rousing send-off.

"Of course, the tournament ended in disappointment and it is nice to be able to put a different frame on it now".

"We prepared to get to the final and we want to play it".

"Did we expect to be in this position?" I think over the next few days it will be the time to reflect on that. It is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time, but involved some hard moments as well.

Speaking to Sky News 22 years on, the ex-footballer said: "Football's coming home, I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly".

Ending the tweet with a W, he wrote: 'I know how disappointed @england must feel right now but I couldn't be more proud of this team and you should hold your heads high. There are a lot of things that have been hugely positive for us.

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The Three Lions face Croatia in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday (19:00 BST) in their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years.

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Asked if his form was improving, he said: "Results wise no, but I felt better today". "It's a great start for the fans", he added. The Slovakian rider for Bora-Hansgrohe edged Sonny Colbrelli at the finish line after a short uphill push.

"It's too easy to sometimes move on too quickly". This shows character and is what makes me proud.

The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

Then Mandzukic scored, giving Croatia the lead for the first time in the match, and there was no way back for England.

Although it is not the result the nation hoped for, there will be another chance to watch the squad perform against Belgium for the third place play-off on Saturday.

He said: "They were the better team, that's all that happened".

'I have been asked many times about giving him a World Cup name but my other half just give me the look when I mentioned various footballers names which didn't require me asking again!

England were comfortable winners over Sweden in their last game, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli.

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