Paul Merson does not believe that England have a great chance to win Euro 2020, following the disappointing ending to their World Cup.
So the World Cup is over after just over a month of intense football, travelling, long nights and early mornings, flights and press-room coffee.
During the prize-giving, Putin showed he is the boss getting an umbrella for himself while the other presidents, the French and Croatian presidents, got completely drenched. During the same North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting, Grabar-Kitarovic gave a jersey to UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the day England's team played Croatia in the semi-final.
"First of all, I want to congratulate your team on their successful participation in the World Cup", the Russian president said during the talks with Grabar-Kitarovic.
Croatia's president has a habit of handing out her national team's jerseys to world leaders.
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Croatia has been caught up in soccer fever after the Balkan nation of 4.2 million people swept aside more fancied opponents to reach its first ever World Cup final, which Russian Federation is hosting this year.
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It certainly makes you think that they can make a huge push for the win against Didier Deschamps' team. Speaking to BBC sports editor Dan Roan, he said England "have shown some signs of progress".
She also had a photo op with Putin after Croatia defeated Russian Federation to enter the semifinals.
Once the players reached the main square, people were clearly thrilled to catch sight of these new-found national heroes.
"Brave hearts - You made us proud", said Jutarnji List daily.
Ahead of the world cup, concerns were raised over security and racism following the Euro 2016 debacle where Russian fans charged English supporters when the two countries met in Marseille. "I am sure that tonight, we will witness an interesting and handsome game".
Grabar-Kitarovic chose to don the checkered red-and-white jersey throughout the tournament and missed just one match for good reason-the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels.
Then came a penalty, called after a video review, which Antoine Griezmann converted.