France 1:0 Belgium.
Belgium only had one chance, to dominate early and score. They did half of it but not the important half. The French know how to defend, how to hold on, and how to let their gazelle Mbappe run defences ragged. Belgium struggled to respond. French look strong.
— Pritpal S Tamber (@pstamber) July 10, 2018
Croatia 2:1 England
You have to take your chances. That old saying proved true for an England team that dominated for the first 30. But they didn’t. And Croatia found an ounce of confidence & then their flow. The winning goal was down to a defence that switched off. For a second
— Pritpal S Tamber (@pstamber) July 11, 2018
Play-Off for Third Place
Belgium 2:0 England.
England showed their lack of depth. Changes to the first 11 made them look like a team that didn’t care about this game. Perhaps they didn’t. But they should have. Belgium were themselves. Solid at the back. Fluid in attack.
Enough now. Come home.
— Pritpal S Tamber (@pstamber) July 14, 2018