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Kane: England loss hurts but World Cup ‘fantastic journey’

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England’s Harry Kane reacts after the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)


England captain Harry Kane took to the microphone after the Three Lions’ strong World Cup run ended one match short of the final.

Croatia defeated England 2-1 in extra time in Wednesday’s semifinal, outshooting the Three Lions 22-7.

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England managed just one shot on target, its goal, and Kane came close to scoring a few times in the match.

Here’s what he said, broadcast on FOX:

“It’s tough. We’re gutted. We worked so hard. The fans were amazing. It was a tough game, a 50-50 game. I’m sure we’ll look back and there’s stuff we could’ve done better but we’ve worked as hard as we could.

“It hurts, it hurts a lot. It’s gonna hurt for a while of course but we can hold our heads up high. It’s been a fantastic journey. We got further than anyone else thought we would’ve, and we’ve gotta learn from it.”

England now plays a Saturday third place match against Belgium, a rematch of the final group stage match won by the Red Devils.

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