ENGLAND fans were left heartbroken and drowning their sorrows last night after Harry Kane's men crashed out of the World Cup losing 2-1 to Croatia in extra time.
Millions of supporters across the country had been glued to their screens at home, in pubs and parks in the hope that Gareth Southgate would help end decades of hurt.
With penalties just 10 minutes away, Croatia scored what proved to be the goal that would send England crashing out.
Tears flowed for our heroes in the east after they gave the best performance in a World Cup for 28 years.
Don't Look Back in Anger roared out from the stands after the final whistle as the travelling Englishmen and women showed their support for the Lions on the pitch.
Despite the bitter disappointment felt from the South Coast all the way to the Scottish border England rallied around the side.
Fans took to Twitter to praise the young side that gave the nation so much hope this tournament.
In Manchester, one fan was seen resting on several bags of rubbish outside a bank as he contemplated the score.
While in Birmingham, several people jumped into the canal after baying crowds egged on fans.
Three Lions fans were left heartbroken after Croatia won 2-1 in extra time of the World Cup semi-final last night.
The hopes of a nation were dashed as it became clear England's years of hurt were destined to last another four years.
Fans heaped praise on Gareth Southgate’s men despite the World Cup semi-final defeat.
@Reubendangerman tweeted: “Heartbroken but so proud of the team.”
@GirlCop_ added: “Oh England. You were by far the team who played with the most class, respect, enthusiasm and professionalism.
“I for one, think you are fantastic role models and a brilliant example for anyone with dreams and determination. Thank you for the run! Proud of you!”
Prince William tweeted: "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.