"We were good. We controlled the game, but there's always tension with us, we always concede this early goal and have shocks", Vrsaljko said. Pickford who had been the wall thus far, finally let one past him and all the dreams and hopes came crashing down.
"You've had an incredible World Cup, made history, and gave us fans something to believe in". It meant we were able to correct numerous errors to our game which we showed in those friendlies.
"We did not underestimate them. Those friendlies were a huge help so that now here we are about to play the final". "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".
"But we have our hearts, our pride and our players and that is what is really important to us". "He's win everything with his club but not with the national team; it would put the seal on his playing career". It's extremely tough on my players.
Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has announced his retirement Koke and Iago Aspas then both failed in the shoot-out, marking a disappointing end to the midfielder's glorious Spain career. Putin called Russian Federation boss Stanislav Cherchesov before the hosts defeated the 2010 champions on penalties .
Regularly criticised and underrated by supporters, Henderson was one of England's best performers in Russian Federation and was a rock in midfield throughout the competition.
"We've asked for extra police forces to come from other regions", Juan Carlos Fulgencio, the central government's representative in the region of Valencia where Benidorm is located, said in comments emailed to AFP. We'll be well prepared because this is a one in a lifetime opportunity.
"As we reflect, there will be positives but it's hard tonight". After the match, Barcelona and Croatia star, Ivan Rakitic, revealed that he had played the semi-final despite suffering from a very high fever the previous night and failing to completely recover in time.
Still, this is England's best performance in decades, and with third place still up for grabs we should all be dead proud of our boys.
"We were louder, they were carrying us, they picked us up when we were not in control of the game", Dalic said of the supporters.