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Shearer says World Cup play-off for 3rd place stupid

Thursday - July 12, 2018 10:04 pm , Category : SPORTS
 Shearer says World Cup play-off for 3rd place stupid
Shearer says World Cup play-off for 3rd place stupid
Saint Petersburg (Russia) July 12 (IANS) Former England striker Alan Shearer said on Thursday that the FIFA World Cup play-off for the third and fourth places was a stupidity after his national team lost their semi-final to Croatia.
England who crashed out of the tournament on Wednesday evening in a clash against Croatia will face off against Belgium on Saturday in a game to decide who finishes third and fourth respectively reporta EFE news agency.
"Third and fourth place play off game is utter stupidity. Last thing any player wants " tweeted the English football legend.
Besides playing for England between 1992-2000 Shearer had stints at Southampton Blackburn Rovers and his home side Newcastle United.
He had some words of encouragement for coach Gareth Southgate s team following its 2-1 defeat: "Far exceeded expectations. Well done England and well done Gareth Southgate you have been brilliant."

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