FIFA World Cup: How social media reacted to Croatia's win

11:08 am on 12 July 2018

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:

Croatia's supporters react as they watch on a giant screen the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England, at the main square in Zagreb on July 11, 2018.

Jubilant Croatian supporters in Zagreb Photo: AFP

It began well for England.

But in the end, it wasn't to be.

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:

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.

And others just enjoyed making fun of England.

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  • Squeaky Bum Time: A FIFA World Cup podcast
  • Croatia bring Russian run to an end
  • FIFA World Cup: A dummies' guide