England’s World Cup adventure drew to an agonising close on Wednesday evening as Gareth Southgate’s men missed out on a place in the final after a 2-1 extra-time defeat at the hands of Croatia.
Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at how they fared in Russia.
June 18, Group G, Volgograd: Tunisia 1 England 2
June 24, Group G, Nizhny Novgorod: England 6 Panama 1
There was no such drama second time around as England, aided by some strong refereeing from Egypt’s Gehad Grisha, raced into a 5-0 lead by half-time with central defender John Stones helping himself to a double and Kane matching him from the penalty spot either side of Jesse Lingard’s sumptuous strike. It was 6-0 when Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s shot was deflected home by Kane, with Felipe Baloy’s late strike unable to dampen the Three Lions’ joy at securing their passage to the last 16.
June 28, Group G, Kaliningrad: England 0 Belgium 1
July 3, last 16, Moscow: Colombia 1 England 1 (after extra time, England win 4-3 on penalties)
Kane’s 57th-minute penalty had put his side within touching distance of victory, only for defender Yerry Mina to level with a stoppage-time header. England’s penalty shoot-out misery seemed set to continue when Jordan Henderson saw his effort saved by David Ospina, but after Mateus Uribe had hit the bar with Colombia’s fourth attempt, Pickford repelled Carlos Bacca’s effort to set the stage for Eric Dier to win it.
July 7, quarter-finals, Samara: Sweden 0 England 2