Best Scottish Twitter reactions to England’s exit from the World Cup


The Europeans were classy in the group stages as they topped their group, before scraping past Denmark and Russian Federation on their path to the semi-finals.

Vrsaljko was not the only one to twist the knife, as midfielder Luka Modrić also tore into England, English journalists, and English pundits on television.

The Croatian National team came from behind and upset favored England 2-to-1 in a semifinal match decided in extra time on Wednesday in Moscow.

In beating Gareth Southgate's young team, Croatia - taken to extra-time for a third consecutive match - have surpassed the achievements of the heroes of 1998, who reached the semifinals in France.

Indeed, after getting to the tournament's final four, after reversing a terrible penalty shootout history, in its round-of-16 win over Colombia, there's a sense of optimism in England about this young, talented and appealing team.

France vs. Croatia odds, lines, expert picks, and insider predictions
Semi-final against England and presumptuous English media: "We were the better team in the second half and in extra-time". The result: Croatia stamped its ticket to the Russian Federation 2018 final with a thrilling 2-1 victory.

Despite the much-vaunted attack of teenager Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, France's defense proved the difference as they shut down Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku and they showed they will be hard to beat on Sunday.

"They [England] thought they were already in the final, with all the things uploaded on [social] networks", he said, per the Sun.

"The all-round perception was that this is a new-look England who have changed their ways of punting long balls upfield but when we pressed them it turned out that they haven't", Vrsaljko said.

Cars and vans drove through the streets with Croatian flags stretched tightly across their bonnets, honking their horns at each other as workers clocked out for the day early and headed home to watch the game. That is most important for me.

"I was lying in bed finding the strength to play and it was worth it".

Many Irish will echo Gareth Southgate's attitude to 'football's coming home' song
When Kane got his best chances in the 30th minute against Croatia, his first shot was saved by goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. But emotions were to change, and fans in Bristol held their heads in their hands and wept following England's defeat.

It clearly means a lot to anyone associated with Croatia, an idea that Dalic reiterated after the game.

It was his first goal for his country, England's 12th of the tournament and ninth from a set-piece, but they should have added more from open play as they revelled in the space they were being given in the first half.

In Moscow, Croatia fans said they were taken aback by their side's win.

Croatia were a different team after the break, dominating play and looking the better side.

"Obviously it's been good to get to this stage and we've done everyone proud but we wanted to go on and win it. but we've fallen a bit short".

France’s route to the World Cup final
Nicholas, Father Marko Stefanec said the church will hold another viewing party for the World Cup final against France on Sunday. He hopes England will be more suited to their style of play, but added that recovering from two extended games will be hard .

Kane is every defender's nightmare and, with six goals to his name at the tournament, the Englishman is raring to go as the Three Lions look to win their second ever World Cup. Have your say in the comments section below.