England fans are in bits tonight, as their side lost a World Cup semi-final against Croatia, and despite all the hopes and dreams the side might actually win the competition, they ended up crashing out despite being a goal to the good early on.
The players were heartbroken and in tears at the final whistle, and it was a huge amount of heartbreak for the players and the fans, it’s been a brilliant World Cup, and the players have far exceed expectations.
England fans made that very clear on social media and noted that they were so proud of the players, and really hopeful for the future.
This is such a young side and with a manager who seems to be perfect for the players and who is open, has good communication and is willing to show emotion – something England managers in the past were very reluctant to do and certainly failed with.
Harry Kane made it clear the players were gutted, and wanted to do more, but will now look to the future and want to go one better next time.
Captain Harry Kane speaks after @England‘s defeat at the hands of Croatia
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 11, 2018
At the end of it all, we just wanted an England team we could be excited about, a team we could fall in love with again. We got that. And you know, we got that. Chin up. #ENG
— James Masters (@Masters_JamesD) July 11, 2018
First team to score 6 goals in a single game.
First team to secure a knockout victory since ’06.
First team to ever win a penalty shoot-out.
First team to score more than 11 goals.
First team to make an appearance in a semi-final for 28 years.
Gareth Southgate’s England. pic.twitter.com/L0kMY3dPSY
— bet365 (@bet365) July 11, 2018
England’s road map, apparently, was always aiming to bring football home at Qatar 2022. Can’t say the plan is miles off track.
— AS English (@English_AS) July 11, 2018
You didn’t win? Don’t worry.
You’ve done our nation proud.
You ignited in us a passion
Most didn’t know we had.
On this Saturday coming
3rd place playoff to be had.
Then get on the flight to England
to your adoring fans.
We’ll celebrate regardless.
Our boys are coming home.
— London North Eastern Railway (@LNER) July 11, 2018
These lads did everyone proud. This is just the beginning for this young team. Tribute to Gareth Southgate for restoring hope in our footballing future. @England
— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) July 11, 2018
England football fans. Don’t let the loss trigger anyone in doing anything stupid. We played well and last time we was in the semis was 28years ago.
Pick up your rubbish, don’t break anything & look after each other.
One day it will come home.
Well done England
— ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) July 11, 2018
Let’s take the positives:
-Pickford’s an insane goalkeeper
-Trippier is a pocket rocket
-Kane is world class
-Maigure’s massive head is England’s best asset
-Southgate has rocketed UK wide sales of waistcoats & boosted the economy
— Francesca (@fransbeautyblog) July 11, 2018
Immensely proud of the England team and management of Gareth Southgate and his staff. It wasn’t our night tonight but this young England team have taken us on a fantastic World Cup journey and will be back soon #England
— Angela Rayner (@AngelaRayner) July 11, 2018
In two years time, those boys are going to smash the shite out of #euro2020, Gareth Southgate will be PM and the waistcoat will be England’s National Dress. Fact.
— Martha Howe-Douglas (@MarthaHD) July 11, 2018
Perisic’s heat map vs England pic.twitter.com/ZUinr3FIus
— Škricardi (@Skricardi) July 11, 2018
There’s good news and bad news.
The bad news is that England are out of the World Cup and it’s not coming home. I know, gutting.
The good news is I’ve got Belgium and England in my sweepstake so I get my money back, so.
You’re still thinking about that bad news aren’t you. pic.twitter.com/yZKHGheUPU
— Chris Paul White (@TheCPW) July 11, 2018
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