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ENGLAND fans have been left heartbroken after Croatia won 2-1 in extra time of the World Cup semi-final tonight.
The hopes of a nation were dashed as it became clear England's years of hurt were destined to last another four years.
Tears - Heroes - East - Performance - World
Tears flowed for our heroes in the east after they gave the best performance in a World Cup for 28 years.
Despite the bitter disappointment felt from the South Coast all the way to the Scottish border England rallied around the side.
Fans - Twitter - Side - Nation - Hope
Fans took to Twitter to praise the young side that gave the nation so much hope this tournament.
Prince William tweeted: "I know how disappointed @england must feel right now but I couldn’t be more proud of this team and you should hold your heads high. You’ve had an incredible #WorldCup, made history, and gave us fans something to believe in. We know there is more to come from this @england team. W"
Archbishop - York - Gareth - Southgate - TEAM
The Archbishop of York tweeted: "Gareth Southgate & TEAM ENGLAND we salute you! Totally gutted! Was in car on way to London so will now watch! With You! Take a deserved rest! Please build for the future! Love and Prayers."
Mario Mandzukic slammed in a left footed strike shattering English hearts in the second period of added time.
England - John - Stones - Header - Line
England collectively breathed in as a scorching John Stones header was cleared off the line early in added time.
Ivan Perisic nipped in a goal for the opposition midway through the second half making English hearts drop.
Fans - Excitement - England - Lead
Earlier fans exploded with excitement as England took an early lead.
Decked out in red and white, men and women screamed with excitement across the UK - and the world - as Gareth Southgate's men took the first goal.
Crowds - Country - Kieran - Trippier - Home
Crowds up and down the country celebrated as Kieran Trippier hammered home an early free kick against Croatia.
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