Marcus Rashford fluffs his lines in England’s eerie draw with Croatia

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Of all the nights following England, it is difficult to think of a stranger experience, when near-goals were greeted with almost complete silence, when the players’ shouts carried through the evening air and at one stage, to Jordan Pickford’s bemusement, there was a muffled chant from the nearby hills for him to wave at the 20 or so supporters who had refused to accept the idea of missing this match.

England’s goalkeeper peered into the darkness and dutifully lifted his glove without fully giving the impression he knew where these hardy souls were congregated.

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