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Jul 11, 2018 at 7pm UK at ​Stadion Luzhniki (Moskva)
Attendance: 78,011
Croatia
2-1
England
Perisic (68'), Mandzukic (109')
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Trippier (5')
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Harry Kane: 'England World Cup semi-final defeat really hurts'

Kane: 'England defeat really hurts'
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Harry Kane is disappointed with England's inability to kill off Croatia in their World Cup semi-final clash and admits that the 2-1 extra-time defeat "hurts a lot".

Harry Kane has bemoaned England's inability to kill off Croatia in their World Cup semi-final encounter and admitted that the 2-1 extra-time defeat "hurts a lot".

Kieran Trippier gave the Three Lions the lead after just five minutes in Moscow, but Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic struck to edge the Vatreni back in front and into the final.

Kane was left to reflect on the "small margins" that proved the difference between victory and defeat, but was also optimistic about the progress made by England since their struggles at Euro 2016 and Brazil 2014.

"It's been an amazing run but it hurts to lose, it really hurts," Kane told BBC Sport. "We wanted to go on and win it and we thought we had enough to go through but it wasn't to be.

"In big games, small margins make the difference and they had a ball that fell their way at the end and he stuck it away. We played well at the start and in extra time but we missed a few chances to kill them off.

"There are a lot of positives to take from this tournament. It's a big stepping stone from two years ago."

England, who previously reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 1990, will now play Belgium in Saturday's third-place playoff in St Petersburg.

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Croatia's Ivan Perisic scores the equaliser against England in the World Cup semi-final on July 11, 2018
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