England tanked in this one. With a set piece goal 5 minutes into the game, England forgot that you actually have to have the ability to score to advance to the finals! Their offense was anemic - they had the highest percentage of set piece goals in the tournament and that masked the fact that their offense was not very productive otherwise. They were also very soft on the day - Croatia bullied and intimidated them to the point where they just lost any stagger they might have had. England's midfield was non-existent too and taking their intimidation into account, they were lucky to get to overtime! Croatia just wanted it more and thoroughly outplayed England!
Generating Scoring Opportunities
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
Pathetic offensive display. They just did not do enough with the talent they had.
Executing Defensive Game Plan
Controlling Offensive Pressure
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
Defensive Support & Transition
This is where the game was lost!
Lineup & Substitutions
Vardy should have come on sooner - they needed a spark that they did not get.