Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Trippier curls free-kick into top corner for stunning start
  2. Perisic volleys in equaliser before Mandzukic grabs lead in extra time
  3. England's first semi-final appearance since 1990
  4. Croatia reached semis in 1998 - have never played in final
  5. Winners play France in Sunday's final

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  • Send a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)
  • Twitter: Use the hashtag
  • Facebook:
  1. Post update

    Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic has changed into a Croatia kit for his news conference. John Terry.

  2. 'Exciting and attacking'

    England lose the semi-final

    Video content

    Video caption: World Cup 2018: Jesse Lingard scores a spectacular third goal for England

    Gareth Southgate on the style of play: "We’ve played exciting attacking football, creating good chances in every game. We focused on set plays because we knew the importance of them and that’s been a positive for us.

    "Our style of play has evolved enormously over a short period of time. We’re not perfect, there’s a long way to go but we’ve won matches that historically England haven’t won.

    "As the players get more experienced with some more exciting young players to come through, the style of play and threat we have can evolve even more."

  3. Post update

    Kieran Trippier just gave a shout out to the team chefs. Team player.

  4. 'Nobody wants to play it'

    Belgium v England (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Gareth Southgate on the third-fourth place play-off: "It’s not a game any team wants to play in. We have two days to prepare. We will want to give a performance of huge pride.

    "Every time we wear the shirt we want to play well and win. It’s going to be a really difficult task. Over the next 24 hours we have to get everyone back mentally to where we want them. That’s the challenge.

    "It’s too easy to move on immediately from what we’ve been through. We’ll make sure we’re ready to go again. The group have huge pride in their performances. We’ve made such strides with our supporters and public that we want to continue to do that."

  5. Get Involved

    Text 81111

    SMS Message: The game changed for the worse when Sterling came off. We lost the game in midfield. For all those people criticising Sterling, we were poor without him, and offered nothing going forward. from Richard, Manchester
    Richard, Manchester
  6. Post update

    Gareth Southgate should probably leave his post - he will never get a reaction to a defeat like this again...

    View more on twitter
  7. 'Dressing room is difficult'

    England lose the semi-final

    Luka Modric

    Gareth Southgate: "At the moment we all feel the pain of defeat. I don’t think realistically we expected to be here. 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 difficult place at the moment.

    "I‘m remarkably proud of the group of players – the reaction of the supporters compared to two years ago shows the country are proud of the way we played. There will in time be lots of positives to take but it’s too hard and too soon to put that in context. You have to suffer the result first sometimes. I’m hugely proud of what we’ve done. I couldn’t have asked for any more. They’ve broken through a number of barriers in the past weeks."

  8. 'Massive opportunity lost'

    Tom English

    Chief sports writer, BBC Scotland

    Video content

    Video caption: Stones has header cleared off line

    England should improve. Young, hungry team. But big football powers won’t all be as weak together for a long time, you’d suspect. And the draw may never be as kind. Massive opportunity lost for England tonight.

  9. 'Remarkably proud'

    England lose the semi-final

    Gareth Southgate: "I’m remarkably proud of this group of players who’ve really advanced over this tournament. The reaction of the supporters at the end compared to two years ago tells them that England experiences can be positive, the country is proud of what they’ve done and that there will in time be other positives to take.

    "At the moment we all feel the pain of the defeat. We didn’t realistically expect to be here but when you get to this point and playing as well as we have you want to take those opportunities."

  10. Get Involved

    #bbcworldcup or 81111 on text

    Jon: Easy to say now, but we missed creativity. Oxlade Chamberlain running from midfield may have made the difference

    Billy Squeeze, Bury St Edmunds: No West Ham players, no World Cup.

    That's the secret, Billy

  11. 'Brilliant captain'

    England lose the semi-final

    More from Gareth Southgate: "Harry Kane has given everything for the team. He has captained the team brilliantly throughout this tournament and I couldn't have asked more of him as a captain or as a man over the past three weeks."

  12. 'Hopefully there is more to come in the future'

    Croatia 2-1 England

    Video content

    Video caption: World Cup 2018: Brave Jordan Pickford save denies Mario Mandzukic

    England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford tells ITV: "It was an experience for us and one we wanted to win. Maybe we went ahead too early, we needed that next goal to kill off the tie and we had some good chances but never put them away.

    "A team like Croatia, we know their threats going forward, they have some quality players. We weathered some storms.

    "We have to show pride and passion which we have. Look at the fans tonight, there was a lump in my throat watching the fans applaud us at the end. I feel that as a nation we have progressed and hopefully there is more to come in the future."

  13. 'They've taken the nation with them'

    England lose the semi-final

    Former England defender Gary Neville on ITV: "The first thing to say is this team has taken us to a place we never imagined we could get. I said before the tournament England never overachieve. This team has overachieved getting to the semi-final and they can all be absolutely proud.

    "They have taken the nation with them. You see all the fans out in the park to see them. I never thought I'd see scenes like that this World Cup. They can be absolutely proud. We did say before the game these lads have to take this opportunity because it may never come again and all I hope as I look at them now crying, disappointed, upset, is that they get another opportunity as good as the one they've just had."

  14. 'There is a buzz about England now'

    England lose the semi-final

    John Motson

    Match of the Day commentator on BBC Radio 5 live

    Gareth Southgate has made this team more personable for the fans and he has opened up access for the media. I really think we have made progress, and we have got international football in this country back to where it belongs. There is a buzz about it now.

  15. Post update

    At least they didn't lose on penalties eh?

    Was this the highlight of England's World Cup?

    Video content

    Video caption: World Cup 2018: Jordan Pickford saves, Eric Dier scores - England's winning penalty moment
  16. 'Croatia have outstanding individuals'

    England lose the semi-final

    Video content

    Video caption: World Cup 2018: England escape as Ivan Perisic shot hits post

    More from Gareth Southgate: "It's a very difficult situation to be in. We, as a team, have made incredible progress and probaly got to a stage where at the start of the tournament we would have considered a success. But we really believed we could go another stage.

    "The way we have played with composure in big matches pleases me. For a period in the second half we didn't keep the ball well, we went longer and invited pressure, we hadn't done that all tournament.

    "But great credit to Croatia, they have come through three huge ties and have outstanding individual players."

  17. BreakingWatch: Players in tears after England semi-final defeat

    Oh man...

    Video content

    Video caption: World cup 2018: Players in tears as England lose to Croatia 2-1 in semi-final
  18. 'Immensely proud'

    England lose the semi-final

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Video content

    Video caption: World Cup 2018: Jesse Lingard unable to finish off classy England move

    Asked about the experience in the Croatia side, Southgate said: "We knew the team we brought was the most inexperienced team in the competition and the only way we're going to boost that is by playing in more tournament games. Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic have played in big matches.

    "I am immensely proud by the way the players have played and we can see by the reaction of the supporters, they felt the same. It was difficult to say anything that will make them feel better at his moment. They have not experienced that before playing with England and it also shows that it can be a memorable experience playing for their country."

  19. 'We lost control of the ball in the second half'

    England lose the semi-final

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, England manager Gareth Southgate said: "I think they played well in the the second half and we lost a bit of control with the ball, and we started to go a bit longer. When you're ahead in a huge game, and one that many of our players hadn't played in before, nobody knows how you're going to react until you're in it.

    "For that period we had to weather a bit of pressure in front of their fans and when we had the ball they turned it over cheaply. But credit to our players because I thought we regained some composure as the game went on we had as many chances as they did."