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England are no longer a laughing stock after stellar World Cup campaign

ESPN's Charlie Gibson takes in all the action and fanfare in Moscow as England's World Cup journey comes to an end at the hands of Croatia. ESPN's Alison Bender speaks to England fans a day after their heartbreaking defeat, but all are extremely excited about the future of the team. ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- England flew back to their base at Repino, just outside beautiful St. Petersburg, having lost a very big football match but knowing they have recaptured hearts and minds of fans. They will go home as heroes to a nation that has fallen back in love with its national team. It was also to England and manager Gareth Southgate's credit that the rest of the world also rather liked this ego-free team with the humble, courteous manager in his natty waistcoats. Gone was the old......


Published By: ESPN FC - Thursday, 12 July

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