Russian Federation 2018: We are ready to finish the job - Englnd's Harry Kane

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"It's tough, we're gutted", Kane said.

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren believes his exhausted team are ready to seize the opportunity of a lifetime when they face England in the World Cup semi-finals in Moscow today.

"It's wonderful to meet any heroes from '66 and it gives you so much inspiration, obviously it's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament", he said.

"I didn't think he'd be the best centre-forward in the world, which he is now", explained Redknapp, who worked with Kane at Tottenham. If England beats Croatia on Wednesday, they face France in the final on Sunday. We got further than anyone thought we would have.

Only Belgium have scored more than England's 11 goals in the competition, while Croatia - after keeping clean sheets in their opening two matches - have failed to shut out their last three opponents.

'We created some good chances when we were 1-0 up, maybe we dropped a little too deep but we didn't get enough pressure on the ball.

"It's hard. In these big games it's small margins and it went their way today".

'It's hard to say (what went wrong). There's a lot we could have done better.

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who made the most of his first-choice status for Gareth Southgate at the World Cup, said the team was obviously disappointed with the result but added that supporters should expect more from this young squad in the future.

"Until they scored we were under the cosh and when they scored we picked up again". 'He is playing his best football and he is making a difference to a team. We weathered some storms. "Over the past several days, we've enjoyed it even more because we know what's been going on back at home". Look at the fans there tonight, there was a lump in the throat and the hairs on my neck stood up watching the fans at the end.

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