Poor use of VAR goes against Croatia. France win 4-2.
by disgraceful penalty decision by referee!
World Cup Final 2018.
I never did agree with the likes of Glen Hoddle that practicing penalties does not improve the conversion rate of penalties. I hear that Southgate has had regular penalty taking sessions with England.
Well done Gareth!
He was a rock. He is Mr Cool!
He put in the ultimate center forward performance. Always cool, available, and unruffled. Linking play. Meaningful deft touches. Accurate lay-offs with head, chest and feet. Shielding the ball. So often back helping the England defence. He must surely be the most effective all-round centre forward in this World Cup 2018.
Harry Kane, you are a great sportsman!
From the Dugout, the match must have looked very different from pictures on my TV. Seems the corruption in Colombia is now so bad, they cannot tell difference between right and wrong any more.
Clear Red Card not given to Colombia for blatant head butt. Poor observation of foul play. Intimidation by Colombian Bench Official. Perpetual Colombian cheating. One example being Osina’s unlawful grab of extra ten yards which allowed the ball to be delivered into the England penalty area from which Colombia equalised at end of extra time.
It was a joy to watch. So unlucky to lose 3-2 with the last kick of the match!
Clearly, Japanese football is at the highest international standard, and look forward to watching you in future competitions. Very well played.