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Steve McClaren's England failed to reach Euro 2008 with defeat to Croatia

Steve McClaren's England failed to reach Euro 2008 with defeat to Croatia

The Times and The Guardian said it was the "end of the dream" while i said "Southgate's team will still return as heroes after superb World Cup effort".

"We have to keep the same standard", Walker said.

England had only ever played there once (a 2-1 defeat to Russian Federation back in 2007), and it seems like the curse / losing streak is destined to continue for the time being.

F1 driver Hamilton wrote on Twitter that the team had done England proud, showing "real grit and determination".

Gifted a relatively soft draw by the early exit of a number of traditional World Cup superpowers, England reached the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time since Euro 1996, when Southgate was part of the team.

Generating vast support from fans at home, England's tournament restored some much-needed faith in the football team's ability to generate positivity, and good-feeling.

But despite the heartbreak, they and manager Gareth Southgate have reconnected many people with the national team. Many questioned whether Premier League stars paid tens of thousands of pounds a week really cared about the three lions that David Baddiel and Frank Skinner famously sang about.

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On the podcast, the panel dissect the game and what England could have done differently.

England will play Belgium in the third-place match on Saturday, so there's still a chance that Southgate and the team won't walk away totally empty-handed. "It's a great honour for all the players and the supporters, and I don't think we're really aware of the scale of it just yet".

The game ended with England down to 10 players and out of substitutes.

"You've brought belief and the love of football back".

In their other appearance, in 1966, in London, they entered popular folklore by beating West Germany, an achievement that many fans have long thought they would never see again.

Additionally, Avon and Somerset police said that during disorder in Weston-super-Mare at the end of the match, a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and punching a police horse three times.

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