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

Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric will provide a tough test for England on Wednesday

In eight matches in the black and navy blue kit, Croatia has won 7 (Mexico, Senegal, Argentina, Iceland, Russia, Denmark and England) and lost just once (Peru).

The biggest concern for Croatia ahead of Sunday's final is fatigue, as they also required extra time and penalties to come through against Denmark in the last 16 and hosts Russian Federation in the quarter-finals.

If they had beaten Croatia, England would have reached only their second World Cup final.

"We've proved to ourselves that is possible and we've proved to our country that is possible".

Gary Lineker waved goodbye to Germany when they were knocked out the World Cup and now Scots are doing the same to England. We can be proud and we'll be back.

The semi-final between England and Croatia took place at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, the giant 80,000-capacity venue which will also host Sunday's grand final.


Saturday's play-off - a match to determine the third best team - will see the two Golden Boot hopefuls go head-to-head in Kane and Romelu Lukaku.

"He is 32 or 33 and has given me hope this is not my last tournament and I am looking forward to going to the Euros and, hopefully, going to another World Cup as this experience has been wonderful".

"Whether that had an effect on us not wanting to take as many chances as we had, subconsciously, I don't know".

"The fans are excited to watch us again and that is how we have to keep it".

They have felt like a real family during this World Cup, having been together for 50 days. We will want to give a performance of huge pride.

Kieran Tripper, who was perhaps England's best player out in Russian Federation and scored on the night, was comforted by wife Charlotte and their young daughter. Due to how the bracket was shaping up, it appeared as though neither team would want to win the match, as whichever team wound up winning the group would be placed into the "side of death" that was forming.

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