England manager Gareth Southgate singles out Stones for praise, defends Kane

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Roy Keane Gary Neville

"There was a lot said about the relationship between our countries, but when we spoke, we saw the sincerity in that relationship on all levels".

After Croatia's game against Nigeria, Dalic sent Kalinic back home from Croatia's training camp, and that means should Croatia win Sunday's final, the striker is sure to miss the winners' medal.

Jose Mourinho has told England to "believe in the process" after their World Cup campaign finished with a 2-0 defeat against Belgium in the third-place play-off on Saturday.

The FIFA statement added: "Two members of the English national team displayed unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items during the above-mentioned match". We want most of the world to root for us.

"Kieran and his England team mates have given a huge amount of joy for local people with their incredible performances during the World Cup".

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ITVRoy Keane had Gary Neville and the other ITV pundits in fits of laughter

Back home Sir Geoff Hurst, the 1966 World Cup final hat-trick hero, said: "We should be proud of our boys".

"I couldn't ask any more of any of my players today or right through the seven weeks we have worked together".

Southgate claimed that despite ranking fourth at the tournament, England were "not a top four team yet", though he reiterated he was proud of his team's progress during the tournament.

England have reconnected with fans over that period and got through a number of barriers, from winning a penalty shootout to reaching the final four thanks to first knockout stage victories in 12 years.

Southgate added: "I thought Stones was absolutely outstanding and [goalkeeper Jordan] Pickford has had a wonderful tournament". It certainly makes you think that they can make a huge push for the win against Didier Deschamps' team. "But today shows, and some other games show, that there is still room for improvement", said Kane. "He [Kane] has captained the team exceptionally well, he has led the culture we are trying to create". Against the very best teams, we've come up short.

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