Dejan Lovren makes SHOCK revelation after Croatia beat England

Fans at the Rose & Crown Wimbledon celebrate England's second goal against Sweden

Fans at the Rose & Crown Wimbledon celebrate England's second goal against Sweden

Damon said the English team were young and showed plenty of promise for the European Championships in 2020 and the next World Cup.

Southgate's success has seen sales of waistcoats soar in Britain since the start of the World Cup last month, according to one retailer.

The first United Kingdom headlines to follow England's World Cup semifinal defeat to Croatia were kind.

United Kingdom broadcaster Sky Sports was not losing the faith in the national football team.

The team's unexpected advance through the competition has coincided with weeks of uninterrupted sunshine across the country - equally rare in rain-sodden England. England are contenders again.

Football won't be coming home to England as Croatia found their spark in the second half and Extra Time to down the Three Lions and move on to the final.

So much for my Belgium vs. England final, eh? LOL. The audience at the match between England and Croatia totaled 78,011 spectators.

"We're having an outside screen in the beer garden area tonight - and hopefully for the final on Sunday - where there's seating for over 100 people".

F1 driver Hamilton wrote on Twitter that the team had done England proud, showing "real grit and determination". But when you've got to this point and played as well as we have. you want to take these opportunities in life.

But BBC Scotland chief sports writer Tom English said the semifinal loss was a massive opportunity lost.

The years of hurt will go on - and for all the optimism raised by England's deeds in Russian Federation over the last month, there will be a burning sense of missed opportunity that will take a long time to erase. And the draw may never be as kind. "He scored a hat-trick, and it was the best hat-trick I have ever seen from any player, at any level".

"England fans break down across the country as World Cup dream ends. Bring it home skip". But Ivan Perisic gave them an unlikely lifeline in the 68th minute and Zlatko Dalic's team dominated from there.

Although the statistics registered the 58% of the ball possession in favor of Croatia against England's 42%, the first half ended with 1-0 flashing on the scoreboard.

The Daily Mail summed up the feeling of the nation with a simple headline "It's all over".

Kieran Trippier of England celebrates with team mate Harry Kane after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. The players do our best on the field and try to respect what the manager says.