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11th Jul 2018

Jordan Pickford’s face when Croatia hit the post says it all

Wil Jones

When Croatia equalised in the World Cup semi-final, English hearts broke a tiny bit

But they almost shattered just a few minutes later, when Ivan Perišić.

Almost straight after he scored, he beat Kyle Walker to smash the ball across the box, only for his shot to hit the woodwork.

An entire nation held its breath for what seemed like an eternity. Of course, ultimately it didn’t matter, as Croatia eventually won 2-1 after extra time. But that moment will be remembered for a long time.

But nowhere was the country’s feeling better expressed, than on the face of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Just look. Computer, zoom and enhance.

Who needs Phil Jones with an expression like that?