Gareth Southgate has shown he IS the man to lead the country to Euro 2024 glory and it would be a DISASTER if he quit as England boss, Sportsmail’s experts tell WORLD CUP CONFIDENTIAL
England were eliminated from the World Cup in the most agonising of circumstances as France continued on their path to becoming the first country since Brazil in 1962 to retain football’s grandest prize.
Gareth Southgate’s side put up a valiant fight but in the end it was not enough as the reigning world champions overcame them to set up a semi-final date with Morocco.
Ian Ladyman, Dominic King and Ian Herbert all argue it would be a disaster for England were Gareth Southgate to walk away from the job now.
Also in today’s WORLD CUP CONFIDENTIAL:
- Dominic King argues England could be the team to beat at Euro 2024 in Germany
- Ian Herbert says that England’s failure to reach the semi-finals was exactly that
- Referee wasn’t great, Oliver Holt says, but he should not be blamed for elimination
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Our writers Ian Ladyman, Dominic King, Ian Herbert and Oliver Holt were speaking as part of Sportsmail and MailPlus’ daily videocast ‘World Cup Confidential’.
It appears on MailOnline every morning of the tournament and can be found on our YouTube channel.
France advanced to the semi-finals of the World Cup after a pulsating quarter-final tie
Harry Kane missed a penalty to draw the scores level at 2-2 just minutes after France had re-taken the lead
England’s players fell to their haunches as the final whistle blew and another World Cup campaign flittered away
Kane had blasted his first effort from the spot beyond Hugo Lloris but appeared to go for too much power with his second