West Midlands Backs England's World Cup Success

12 July 2018, 08:08

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England reached the semi-final for the first time in 28 years.

They crashed out in the semi-final of the competition after a 2-1 defeat to Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday night.

Pubs and clubs across the West Midlands were packed out with fans watching the game.

Heart planted itself at a bar in Birmingham for the night.

It was looking hopeful in the first half, with England taking the lead in the 5th minute thanks to a goal from Kieran Trippier, after a free kick.

But it was in the second half that Croatia came back fighting. Croatia took the lead in extra time, setting England's fate.

It means Croatia will take on France in the final on Sunday, and England take on Belgium for third place on Saturday.