2 England players celebrate Trippier’s goal against Croatia Trippier put England ahead in the semi-final with his free-kick “I’ve looked back at a couple of the games, not just the Croatia one,” he said ahead of the Nations League game against Spain.“Obviously, it was frustrating to get knocked out in the semi-finals but we’re proud of ourselves as a team and how far we went in the World Cup.“I analyse my games for club and country. I look at what I could have done better and learn. There are some mistakes I make in the games but I learn and put them right the next time in a big game.“I’m not going to lie, I’ve watched the goal back about 100 times. I enjoyed that moment — but even now, it still hurts that we got beaten.” YESSSSSSS! 🏴@JasonCundy05 absolutely loses it over Kieran Trippier’s goal 😂😂#ENGCRO | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/Q9AfISsGHt— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018 2 However, his goal was not his favourite moment.“I think it was the Colombia game and the way, as a team, we dealt with everything,” Trippier added.“They tried to play every trick in the book against us — when Harry Kane was about to take a penalty they were scuffing the spot.“The penalty shootout as well, extra-time, coming back from when they scored late on, how we managed that as a team.“I thought we did that perfectly and that was the game that stands out for me.”England v Spain is live on talkSPORT at 19:45 (UK time) on Saturday 8 September. Kieran Trippier has watched his goal against Croatia over and over just like many other England fans.The Tottenham full-back’s free-kick put the Three Lions in front in the semi-final defeat, offering hope of a first appearance in a World Cup final since 1966.Trippier was one of England’s stand out performers in Russia, but insists he has gone back over the defeat to analysis where he could improve.
COA member and former India captain Diana Edulji has brushed off the controversy surrounding Mithali Raj’s exclusion from the Indian side for the Women’s World T20 semi-final, saying team selection can’t be questioned and that the team just had a bad day in the Caribbean.Mithali was dropped for India’s eight-wicket defeat to England despite the former captain recovering from a knee injury that kept her out of the group-stage tie against eventual champions Australia.The team management’s decision kicked up a storm as fans and critics questioned the selection. Mithali’s manager Annisha Gupta slammed Harmanpreet, calling the skipper a “manipulative, lying cheat” before deleting her post on Twitter.”I think too much is being made out of it. The management (captain Harmanpreet Kaur, coach Ramesh Powar, vice captain Smriti Mandhana and selector Sudha Shah) made the decision of not changing a winning combination and that backfired. If India had won the game, I am sure nobody would have questioned their decision,” Edulji, a former Indian captain said.Also read: Will Mithali Raj retire from T20Is after World T20 fiasco in West Indies?”We can’t be questioning the team eleven. Another example is of Krunal Pandya, who was thrashed in the first T20 but bounced back strongly yesterday. These things happen in the game,” she said.In the two innings Mithali played in the tournament, she scored 51 and 56, against Ireland and Pakistan respectively.Also read: Ganguly relates to Mithali’s omission from World T20 semi-final: ‘Welcome to the group’Harmanpreet defended the decision to keep Mithali out of the eleven, saying “whatever we decided, we decided for the team”.advertisement”As I see it. It was just a bad day for India. The batting failed and when England were chasing, the dew made it tougher for the bowlers. The performance was unexpected, especially after the big win against Australia,” Edulji added.”I wish they had a bad game like that earlier in the competition and not in the all-important semifinal. The girls now have a New Zealand tour coming up, they must move on from this loss and work harder on their game.”No COA meeting planned yetEdulji also made it clear that no COA meeting has been planned yet with captain Harmanpreet and Mithali.Also read: Mithali Raj ‘terribly disappointed’ after World T20 semis axing, says personal coach”It was a selection matter. There is no need for the COA to intervene. If they want to have a word with us, then that can be looked at. We only step in when it is required like it was when Tushar Arothe stepped down,” she said.Arothe had to quit in July after he developed differences with the senior players over his training methods. Former India spinner Powar was appointed the full-time head coach in August and his term will end on November 30.