David Lee in Russia: Wasteful England let a golden opportunity slip from their fingers

Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (centre) scores his team's second goal past England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (left) during the 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, on July 11, 2
Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (centre) scores his team's second goal past England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (left) during the 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, on July 11, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW - When England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved superbly from Mario Mandzukic at the end of the first half of extra time, and sank his studs into the Croatia striker's knee, it looked like it was going to be The Three Lions' night at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday (July 11).

But there is no such thing as fate or destiny in football, or in life for the matter.

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