A dog’s dinner of an exit, a dog’s dinner of a goal. England have fallen at the semi-finals again, but this was a calamity entirely of their own making.
Holland were the better team on the night, but not in the way Croatia were in Moscow a year ago. England scored what they thought was the winner five minutes from time, but VAR intervened. Raheem Sterling grazed the crossbar in injury time. Holland had impressively long periods of control, but it is not as if England did not have their moments, too.
Nearly one year on from their World Cup semi-final heartbreak in
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