England hailed as heroes after World Cup heartache

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic

The two teams played in the final group stage match with reserves, with Belgium winning 1-0 and earning placement into the tougher side of the knockout bracket as a result.

It relates to the chanting of "no surrender" by England fans and other potentially discriminatory songs.

Despite not being in Russian Federation, the expectant mother has sent her father to the World Cup in her place.

Asked if Southgate was in line for a knighthood, the PM's spokeswoman said: "In terms of honours, and things like that, there is an independent robust process for how that system works, so I can't speculate about that".

"I think now is the time for us to be strong as a group and take the time to reflect on the performance a little bit over the next couple of days".

Boss Gareth Southgate finds himself readying his England team for Saturday's third-placed play-off with Belgium in St Petersburg.

"What the players are going to experience is close to what we experienced in 1996 and in '66. There's an energy and connection that's back". I can see what we have achieved, albeit when you are so close you look back at what we might have done.

We've raised expectation. I don't see a problem with that because we've also raised belief in the players. They care. They care about playing for their country.

Grabar-Kitarovic said she would probably give a Croatia jersey to her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron after sending one to Russian President Vladimir Putin and giving one to British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier in the tournament.

They all took to Twitter to express their views.

"There's a culture that exists now every time we come together that we expect any new player who comes in to follow". I don't think anyone could have given any more.

Steven Gerrard has praised England's national football team for doing better than his "Golden Generation" ever could.

I'm sure the players will be disappointed not to have reached the final, but there is so much to be hopeful about for the future. "We can't do that now but we want to finish third".

"We came to win this tournament", Pickford said on Thursday.