Ivan Perisic

Croatia dumped England out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup semifinal on Wednesday and mercilessly trolled the English after the win.
Šime Vrsaljko tore into England’s soccer strategies, Luka Modrić criticised the coverage of soccer by English journalists, and Vedran Ćorluka only give four simple words to the English media.
Ćorluka’s words were: “It’s not coming home.”
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Croatia is trolling the England national soccer team after dumping it out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in heartbreaking fashion.

England’s Harry Kane said his team had been opened up and left “gutted” at the 2-1 extra-time loss, but the striker will feel like salt was rubbed into the wounds when he reads what Croatia defender Šime Vrsaljko had to say.

According to Reuters journalist Simon Evans, Vrsaljko claimed that, contrary to popular opinion, this was not a new-look England team. He said as soon as Croatia got the upper-hand in Wednesday’s semifinal, England reverted to old, inferior tactics that included hoofing the ball from defence to attack and simply hoping for the best.

“The all-round perception was that this is a new-look England who have changed their ways of punting long-balls upfield,” Vrsaljko said. “But when we pressed them it turned out that they haven’t.”

Brutally succinct quote from Šime Vrsaljko “The all-round perception was that this is a new-look England who have changed their ways of punting long balls upfield but when we pressed them it turned out that they haven’t. ”

— Simon Evans (@sgevans) July 11, 2018

Vrsaljko was not the only one to twist the knife, as midfielder Luka Modrić also tore into England, English journalists, and English pundits on television.

It was suggested before the game,

Source:: Business Insider

      

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