Croatia vs England: Twitter throwback to World Cup semi-final heartbreak

12th Oct 2018

The summer of 2018 and what could have been for England in Russia.

Many England supporters will never get over just how close Gareth Southgate’s side came to reaching a World Cup final. 22 minutes, to be exact.

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The Premier League has taken centre-stage since August, which has gone some way to helping us all move on from our heartache in Russia. 

But guess what? It just so happens that England will face Croatia again during the current international break, this time in a UEFA Nations League tie.

This has, of course, got us all thinking back to the excitement of July and what could have been for the Three Lions.

We’ll all remember that day forever. The excitement at the beginning, the nerves during the match and the disappointment afterwards.

So as Southgate and Zlatko Dalić get ready to meet once more, AskFans have cast an eye back to that beautiful summer's evening when the whole country stopped to watch one mega game of football…

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