Croatia are into the World Cup final, England are heading into the third-place match.
It was all going so well for Gareth Southgate’s men, who had managed to convince the world it was in fact coming home. It isn’t.
Spanner in the works!
There was plenty excitement pre-game
By Royal Decree, it's certainly coming home! 👑 pic.twitter.com/8XwT4AYqIe
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) July 11, 2018
The Lightning Seeds even made an appearance in front of 30,000 at Hyde Park
— Jonathan Legard (@legardj) July 11, 2018
And it started so well…
— OptaJavier (@OptaJavier) July 11, 2018
— football.london (@Football_LDN) July 11, 2018
This was the moment at Castlefield Bowl when Kieran Trippier put England 1-0 up. Scenes pic.twitter.com/E9mUEL1lkm
— Manchester News MEN (@MENnewsdesk) July 11, 2018
Opta, eat your heart out!
1,708,452 – Kieran Trippier scoring caused 1,708,452 pints of beer to be spilled across England. Messy. pic.twitter.com/QaM35o2O3f
— Jack Grimse (@JackGrimse) July 11, 2018
But things started to look a little bit shaky
No words pic.twitter.com/Ndk5VLXtF6
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) July 11, 2018
#CRO draw level, and their fans are happy about it
— COPA90 (@COPA90) July 11, 2018
Beer and flares: seems safe!
— Mauro Cezar (@maurocezar) July 11, 2018
Ian Wright was only half right
We’re like a boxer with a weak chin.
Rashford with the winner 🙏🏽❤️🦁🦁🦁
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) July 11, 2018
And this is how all of England feels about it
— Emalé (@EurovisionEmily) July 11, 2018
The pressure built and built
English football has regressed 20 years in the last twenty minutes
— Patrick Osgood (@PatrickOsgood) July 11, 2018
At least someone was happy about extra-time!
Didier Deschamps upon the realisation that his team have a day + extra time more than their opponents to prepare for the World Cup final. pic.twitter.com/xkwmj2Wvon
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) July 11, 2018
And before long Croatia were too
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) July 11, 2018
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) July 11, 2018
But German magazine 11Freunde saw the funny side
— 11FREUNDE_de (@11Freunde_de) July 11, 2018
They are, it isn’t
— MisterChip (English) (@MisterChiping) July 11, 2018
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) July 11, 2018
— Onefootball (@OnefootballDE) July 11, 2018
MIFTER THOWTHGATE I DONT FEEL TOo GUD pic.twitter.com/gWTcmiOKSR
— Empy J (@CapableOfFlight) July 11, 2018
But England will be back!
These are the England fans right now inside the stadium. It’s completely beautiful. pic.twitter.com/KpMCPFsQjQ
— James Corden (@JKCorden) July 11, 2018