England got carried away with talk of the final, insists Roy Keane

Roy Keane

That caution proved to well founded as Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor fired Croatia into Sunday's final against France as England's expense in a tense semi-final in Moscow, with Keane biding his time before revisiting his previous discussion with Wright.

ENGLAND PLAYER RATINGS: England lost 2-1 after extra time to Croatia this evening at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, but how did each player perform?

"It's Coming Home" has been the mantra of England fans, and sometimes even the players, for the last month and supporters were excitedly dreaming of taking on France in the final.

Alongside Gary Neville, Ian Wright and Lee Dixon, Keane went to town on an England team in danger of spurning their best chance of reaching a World Cup final in a few generations (of players, at least): 'It's back to the old England'.

England's World Cup exit saw Roy Keane and Ian Wright have a massive bust-up - live on-air "Roy Keane vs Ian Wright".

It came as ITV was criticised again on social media for its "curse" on the England side. with England winning just two World Cup finals games shown by the broadcaster since 1998. "We were happy, you weren't happy for us to be happy at that time".

Indian with world’s longest fingernails to finally cut them after 66 years
The teacher told Chillal that he wouldn't understand the kind of care it took not to break a long nail unless he did it himself. They flew Chillal from Pune to NY to cut his nails and memorialise them forever in the museum.

Trump issues blistering attacks on Germany at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation breakfast
Trump has called on allied countries to meet or exceed the 2014 Wales summit goal of spending 2 percent GDP on defense spending. Since President Trump took office, he has been highly critical of the spending guideline put in place by the alliance.

Former Illini star Kevin Anderson stuns top seed Roger Federer at Wimbledon
Federer faces eighth seed Kevin Anderson , who he has not dropped a set against in four previous meetings. He is a bit of a sporting contradiction - a quietly spoken man, with the loudest of bombastic serves.

"We wasn't talking about the final, we were just having a laugh with you". Stones is ball-watching, and then when the ball goes in he's looking at people saying nobody gave me a shout - you're not going to get a shout in a World Cup semi-final!

Say what you will about Roy Keane, but he's not a man who's scared to speak his mind. "You need a reality check", he said.

The quartet of former footballers were last together earlier in the tournament and viewers got a real kick out of Keane telling his colleagues to cool the jets after they beat Panama 6-1. This was the semi-final, even at the group stages.

'It was all about the final.

'You're talking about the final?

You've got to be aware of it and deal with it yourself.

Related:

  • Officials To Evacuate Site As 'Perfect' Time For Thai Boys' Rescue Comes

    Officials To Evacuate Site As 'Perfect' Time For Thai Boys' Rescue Comes

    It's been 15 days since the 13 were trapped after venturing into the Tham Luang cave and got trapped by rising waters. Cave rescue experts consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving.
    England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France

    England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France

    Matt Reece, 25, who works in marketing, said England had far outperformed the low expectations of them when the tournament began. England's bid to reach the World Cup final ended in heartbreak and failure on a night of unbearable tension in Moscow.
    Former Apple Engineer Xiaolang Zhang Caught Fleeing Country After Stealing Secrets

    Former Apple Engineer Xiaolang Zhang Caught Fleeing Country After Stealing Secrets

    More significantly, the case has revealed some new information on the current status of Apple's self-driving vehicle project. Apple has brought criminal charges against Zhang, and he could face up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
  • Samuel L. Jackson Teases Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Samuel L. Jackson Teases Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Jackson has posted this image to Instagram and it appears that he's in the United Kingdom and working on the next Spider-Man film. Jackson just had to be de-aged for the 1990s-set " Captain Marvel ", but Nick Fury is back to his one-eyed pirate look for.
    England lose out to Croatia in devastating semi-final

    England lose out to Croatia in devastating semi-final

    Speaking to Sky News 22 years on, the ex-footballer said: "Football's coming home, I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly". For France, losing in the 2016 European Championships final to Portugal in Paris has provided added motivation.
    His last World Cup, says Dalic

    His last World Cup, says Dalic

    She added that she is flying back to Croatia and would be watching the game as part of a joint birthday football celebration. Deschamps also suggested in his post-semifinal comments that the French side might have another gear to reach in the final.
  • Facebook faces United Kingdom fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

    It is the first financial penalty Facebook's has faced since the data leak was revealed earlier this year . Facebook's revenue previous year totalled $40.7bn (£30.7bn), so half a million pounds.
    SWS: Duterte gets lowest personal satisfaction rating in latest survey

    SWS: Duterte gets lowest personal satisfaction rating in latest survey

    As for Balance of Luzon and Mindanao, he retained his grades of "good" and "excellent" respectively, despite the decline. Rural net satisfaction, however, stayed "very good", at +52 despite a four-point decline from +56 in March 2018.
    Amesbury novichok victim Dawn Sturgess, 44, dies

    Amesbury novichok victim Dawn Sturgess, 44, dies

    Police continue to investigate whether the attempted murders of the Skripals are linked to the poisoning of Sturgess and the man. Earlier on Monday, the Kremlin said it would be "absurd" to suggest that Russian Federation was involved in Sturgess's death.
  • Nevada Execution on Hold After Company Objects to Use of its Drug

    Nevada Execution on Hold After Company Objects to Use of its Drug

    A witness testified Dozier used a sledgehammer to break Greene's limbs so the corpse would fit in a plastic storage container. Nevada plans to carry out the first execution using fentanyl, a drug at the heart of the U.S. opioid epidemic, on Wednesday.
    Love Island 2018: Fans Rage After Idris 'Lies' To Laura About Kiss

    Love Island 2018: Fans Rage After Idris 'Lies' To Laura About Kiss

    Meanwhile, Idris tells some of the other boys that in his opinion, new Jack went in for the kiss. A new girl will enter the villa tonight, and it's causing a lot of stress for some islanders.
    Croatia tops England for its 1st World Cup final

    Croatia tops England for its 1st World Cup final

    May received the number 10 jersey of Croatia captain Luka Modric . "There's no weakness in a team that is in the final". Scenes in Zagreb after Croatia qualified for the semi-final.

Comments

Latest news

Nurse accused of killing 20 elderly patients
Investigators found tiny punctures in the rubber seals of the bags, indicating that the antiseptic had been injected into them. She'd timed it so her victims died when she wasn't at work - because she dreaded having to deal with grieving family members.

Marcus Smart garnering interest from 4 teams
According to Himmelsbach, Smart met with two teams Monday and had another two meetings scheduled for Tuesday. That strategy isn't without risk, though.

Giancarlo Stanton loses out in AL All-Star fan vote
The results of the Final Vote to determine the last roster spot on the American League and National League All-Star teams are in. It's also well deserved after Segura's superb first half helped to anchor the Mariners infield and offense.

Texas couple considering divorce to help pay for daughter's health care costs
An Army veteran and his wife are considering a divorce - just so that they can afford health care for their disabled daughter, according to a report.

Thai boys were passed 'sleeping' through cave, says diver
Narongsak, giving details of the rescue, said falling oxygen levels inside the cave complex had added a sense of urgency. He said, "The situation went beyond just being a rescue mission and became a symbol of unity among man".

Murdoch's 21st Century Fox ups Sky bid to beat rival Comcast
A top Sky shareholder told Reuters that Comcast is expected to respond with a higher offer for the company. The move by the NBC owner came less than 24 hours after 21st Century Fox increased its offer to £24.5bn.

A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs
Companies continue to fill more positions and as such, job openings dropped to 6.64 million in May, down from 6.84 million. In May, the US quit rate, or the proportion of workers quitting their jobs, reached the highest level since 2001.

Giants, Redskins make picks in NFL's supplemental draft
The Player: Carter is estimated about 6-foot, 200 pounds, although he did not have time for a pro day to verify his measurables. In a year or two, perhaps the Giants will look back on the gamble they took Wednesday and nod in approval.

Tour de France: Fernando Gaviria takes first stage as Chris Froome crashes
Former leader Peter Sagan was dropped by his Bora-Hansgrohe teammates and fell to 80th overall, three minutes behind. David Zabriskie also won a prologue on debut in 2005 but was later stripped of the victory for admitting to doping.

‘Willy Wonka’ star Denise Nickerson’s family raising money after actress suffers stroke
A Facebook group has been started to help support Denise Nickerson , who's recovering from a stroke she suffered in late June. However, TMZ reports that a pacemaker was put in and she needs to be fed through a feeding tube.

Man with no arms stabbed stranger with his feet
The victim was treated for his injuries and Crenshaw was taken to jail and charged with aggravated battery, the report states. Crenshaw is well-known for selling paintings drawn with his feet to tourists on Miami's Lincoln Road mall.

Campaign group says illegal ivory trade bypasses European Union law
When the items were analysed by Oxford University's Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, more than 74% were found to be from after 1947. While the numbers of elephants being killed has dropped for the last five years, around 55 are still being killed every day.

Southgate’s waistcoats just the right fit for London museum
France await the winners in the final, but Southgate is convinced the future is bright whatever the outcome. But Southgate revealed he could not listen to it for many years.

Thai cave rescue: All 12 boys and their coach rescued
Thailand's junta chief told reporters on Tuesday that the group had been given a "minor tranquiliser" to help calm their nerves. People celebrated on Tuesday as divers evacuated some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai .

Del Potro sets up quarter-final showdown with Nadal
On Del Potro's next service game, Nadal ended up in the crowd after chasing down an angled shot from his opponent. Del Potro should have levelled moments later. "I am just excited to be in the semis".

Other news