Prince William's heartfelt message to England squad after World Cup dreams end

Alli spoke about some of his more obscure experiences in football

Alli spoke about some of his more obscure experiences in football

British Prime Minister Theresa May would like to host an event for the England team after they reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 28 years, her spokeswoman said on Thursday. The scenes in Croatia's capital of Zagreb were astounding.

England must look to create "an empire" off the back of their surge to the World Cup semi-final having previously been the equivalent of a house "built on sand". Prior to 2018, Croatia's best finish in the tournament was third in 1998, when Golden Boot victor Davor Šuker led Croatia past The Netherlands in the third-place match.

After watching their team stumble at major tournaments for decades, often falling to much smaller nations, England supporters had begun to think that 2018 might be a different story.

Trippier, the England goal-scorer, was injured in the second overtime and could only watch from the bench as the clock ran on England's dream of returning to the World Cup final for the first time since 1966.

"Knockout football is about fine margins, we had spells in the game against a side with real quality and you've got to make them count", said Southgate on ITV after the game.

Some may see this as a negative, but England's set-piece prowess is only a good thing, as they look a threat at every corner and free-kick that they get.

Nick Ferrari insists he's not a traitor, despite hugging a Croatian following England's World Cup defeat last night. No-one believed before the World Cup that we could go this far, but we believed. The majority of the players can play the next World Cup.

F1 driver Hamilton wrote on Twitter that the team had done England proud, showing "real grit and determination".

England players were quick to share their pain on social media with fans after the defeat, with captain Harry Kane telling his two million followers: 'It hurts a lot.

Kyle Walker reacts at the final whistle: the England players were "absolutely gutted", he said.

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