Neville says Harry Kane carried injury

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Gary Neville believes England's Harry Kane was playing with an injury throughout the World Cup knockout stages after the striker misfired in the semi-final defeat to Croatia.

Tottenham striker Kane started the tournament in impressive form scoring six goals in his first four matches.

But a few of us woke up this morning thinking "we wonder how disappointed Jamie Richardson is" - you know the bloke who had "England 2018 World Cup Winners" tattooed on his stomach.

"To meet any heroes from '66 is incredible".

Mario Mandzukic shot past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 109th minute and Croatia closed out a 2-1 victory to reach its first World Cup final. "They played well and made it difficult for us... it's hard to put your finger of it".

"It's been great to get to this stage but we wanted to keep going".

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With the whole of England finally daring to believe, the 2-1 loss against Croatia came as a devastating blow to fans up and down the country. We worked so hard. Only then can they win the World Cup.

Nearly 20 million people in Britain tuned in for the victory over Sweden, not accounting for the many more who watched in pubs and public viewing areas.

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After dominating the first half, it seemed that England was on course to their first World Cup final since 1990. Quick as a flash, he picked up his camera and took some remarkable close-up shots of the Croats' joy.

Speaking to LADbible after he had the tattoo done, Jamie said: "We were 5 - 0 at half-time, and I just knew". "That is fantastic, but I think it's time we knock it off the number one spot with Three Lions".

"No one wants to go home".

He is now at the top of the Golden Boot standings for most goals scored at the tournament with two more than Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku.

"I'd be amazed if he hadn't been carrying an injury since the Colombia game", Neville said on ITV.

Kane is mindful of the influence he now wields as one of the game's top stars, but the status is one he appears to embrace.

"To inspire kids watching this tournament is unbelievable because I was one of those kids growing up who wanted to play for England".

"So to be here, to be part of it, I'm so proud".

England would walk away from Russian Federation 2018 with dignity though after progressing further than expected.

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