England vs Croatia – England fans break down across the country as World Cup dream ends

The Sun | 7/11/2018 | Staff
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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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