Best Scottish Twitter reactions to England’s exit from the World Cup


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While most of us will be plonking ourselves in front of a screen for the big game between England and Croatia tonight, there are a dedicated few that are actually making the trek over to Russian Federation to see the action unfold IRL. We're gutted, we've worked so hard and the fans were wonderful.

Former Wales number 8 Andy Powell has many in his homeland scratching their heads after vowing to go through with a pledge to get the red rose tattooed on his chest if England win the football World Cup.

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"When they come up against a decent team, I think it's inevitable that they were going to struggle tonight". But once you're here and played as well as we did, you want to take those opportunities in life. "The dressing room is a hard place at the moment".

Mandzukic's goal in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium on Wednesday sealed Croatia's spot in the final, surprising even some fans with the result, while dashing England fans' once improbable dreams of a first World Cup final in more than 50 years. There are a lot of things that have been hugely positive for us.

"We've proved to ourselves that is possible and we've proved to our country that is possible".

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Southgate said he was unsure if that was the case, but that there was no questioning what the Tottenham striker had brought to the team both on and off the pitch in Russian Federation.

"I'd need to look back again at it".

Earlier the spokeswoman said May had been effusive in her praise for Southgate, who has won plaudits for his leadership, grace under pressure and intelligence.

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