England fans were left dejected as Croatian supporters revelled in their team's 2-1 win over England in extra time. Here's how social media reacted:
It began well for England.
But in the end, it wasn't to be.
The scene in Zagreb as Croatia's fans celebrate reaching the #WorldCup final.— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) July 11, 2018
Second smallest nation in history to do so and they're the first nation to win three-straight World Cup games in extra time. Incredible fight. #CRO #ENGCROpic.twitter.com/nFW2qrhiZa
— HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) July 11, 2018
FINALEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!#BeProud #FlamingPride #Family #CROENG #WorldCup #Vatreni pic.twitter.com/bqwLqdT429
England captain Harry Kane said the loss hurt, and thanked everyone for their support.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and British Prime Minister Theresa May both expressed how proud they were of the England team:
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— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 11, 2018
The UK papers are hailing the team as heroes, saying they did the country proud and thanked them for their effort in the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Croatian fans revelled in the win.
Croatia won!!! Wohoo!! pic.twitter.com/8QjBTRKp0c— Adriana Weber (@Adriana_Weber_) July 11, 2018
"How did you celebrate Croatia making it to the semis?"— Ball Street (@BallStreet) July 10, 2018
"Well, I launched my sofa out the window mate, obviously." pic.twitter.com/jo0Zb1kyXa
And others just enjoyed making fun of England.
All of England right now pic.twitter.com/ADhsKsBnke— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) July 11, 2018
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