England Cricketers Support Football Team After World Cup Heartbreak
By CricShots - Jul 12, 2018 1:48 pm
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England football team was enjoying a dream run in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, but it, unfortunately, come to an end when hey suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday. Harry Kane-led English football team gave the cricketers joy by defeating Colombia via penalty shootout and securing a Quarter-final berth for themselves and they defeated Sweden in the quarter-final to reach the semi-finals. 

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The “Football’s coming home” chants were heard after Kieran Trippier gave Gareth Southgate’s side the lead with a brilliant freekick in the first-half. But Ivan Perisic’s equalizer in the second half, followed by Mario Mandzukic’s winner in extra time sent the Three Lions crawling back home with a defeat.

WATCH: English cricket team celebrated despite the loss

It wasn’t just the football players on the field that were left heartbroken. Former and current England cricketers also expressed their disappointment of the result. England opener Jason Roy took to Twitter and wrote,”Did us proud @England. You brought the nation together like I’ve never seen before. Incredible effort and I’m sure everyone is as proud as I am #WorldCupRussia ⚽️.”

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan wasn’t too far behind in expressing his disappointment at the loss. He tweeted, “Sport should not make you feel this Sad … But it always does !!!”

Other English players like Matt Prior, Alex Hartley, Alec Stewart, Jack Brooks, Matthew Hoggard and Alex Tudor showed their support for the Three Lions despite the loss.

The focus of English fans will now shift to cricket as Eoin Morgan and his side take on India in a three-match ODI series, which starts from Thursday (July 12).