Monday, 18 February, 2019

United Kingdom papers salute 'Pride of Lions' after England exit

Christian Williams in Southgate Road ready for tonight's semi-final clash Christian Williams in Southgate Road ready for tonight's semi-final clash
Deanna Wagner | 13 July, 2018, 01:26

As Southgate's players prepare for a third/fourth placed playoff with Belgium, Mourinho insists they can take pride in their performance which should stand them in good stead for the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

Laura Grimes, of Cambridge University Press, said: "The huge amount of language data we've collected and analysed gives us fascinating insight into the mood surrounding the World Cup".

Former Sussex schoolboy Gareth Southgate suffered World Cup semi-final heartbreak after his England team lost 2-1 after extra-time against Russian Federation.

"We've come an incredibly long way in a short space of time and the experience of the matches with Colombia, Sweden and the whole thing is probably beyond where we thought we might be able to go".

These are among the most popular words used to describe teams in this summer's tournament, according to research by Cambridge University Press. "But, certainly she thinks he did a fantastic job and thinks the players and fans can look forward to a bright future".

But despite the heartbreak, they and manager Gareth Southgate have reconnected many people with the national team.

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The couple walked past the ecstatic royal fans standing five deep against crash barriers, greeting as many of them as they could. Her passion for advocacy was at its peak and in 2016, Markle traveled to Rwanda to expand access to clean water in rural areas.

Comedian David Baddiel, who recorded the track alongside Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds, also chipped in.

But it wasn't meant to be as they failed to find the net against France and ultimately felt short of their target to win the tournament - given the golden generation of players they now have. We're gutted, we've worked so hard and the fans were fantastic.

"I was there in France, in the Iceland game, and it was completely different to that", he said.

"We salute you": It's pretty much a love letter from the Mail's sport section to Southgate and his team. But when England face Croatia in Russian Federation on Wednesday, there may only be a few thousand England supporters present.

The game turned in overtime on two plays - one on which a defender was alert, the other on which a defender was caught napping. The governing body did not provide further details.