Shearer says World Cup play-off for 3rd place stupid
Saint Petersburg (Russia), July 12 : 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.
"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."