By mid week distraction was setting in, would we make it through to the final or would Croatia be too much?
It was classic England. M&S had sold out of waistcoats as the Gareth Southgate style took over.
At 4pm the internet went down at work and as a giant media company, we were left with 3G phones. Could it be sabotage? Was there a Croatian working in IT?
I decided that it was time to work from home as I had a video conference and so set off home with time for the meeting and the football.
It all started so well and by half time we were leading 1-0.
The second half seemed like a different game as Croatia evened the score and then with extra time, took the lead. It was all over for England, like a deflated football, we accepted defeat and it seems the waistcoat is out of style again.
Four years to go…