How the British media reacted to England's World Cup exit

England celebrates at the final whistle following victory during the 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Sweden and England

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"We had hoped [for this] and we believed in our team, but the feeling when we finally entered the finals can not be compared to anything", said Croatia fan Ivan Kecerin.

"I just believe we can come back another time, and I hope before I die I see England win the World Cup", Ogunde said. "Many of these players have come of age and I couldn't be prouder of them".

"It's enjoyable, we all love to play the game and fans love to support it".

Southgate said playing regularly in big matches was a key stage of development for his players and that the way they dropped away in the second half was perhaps a result of their inexperience.

'Keep doing it and I hope this World Cup brings you unforgettable personal memories.

But everything about this World Cup has been as good as it could be - the atmosphere, the games, the feeling around the tournament - it has all been top quality.

Croatia will take on the French national soccer team in the 2018 FIFA Championship round after their 2-1 victory over England in overtime.

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This time around, we could see the stars play, or we could see some more reserves to get some guys some minutes, and that makes picking here hard.

The best team won on Wednesday, I don't think anyone can really argue with that. Walker can face Manchester City teammates Vincent Kompany and Kevin de Bruyne, while Tottenham boasts three players for Belgium and five for England.

Kane, who scored six goals in Russian Federation to equal Gary Lineker's record for England strikes at a single World Cup, struggled as Gareth Southgate's side slipped to a 2-1 extra-time defeat at the Luzhniki Stadium that ended their hopes of ending over 50 years of hurt.

"I was in Nice to watch us lose too Iceland, I was in Kiev to lose against Italy".

Meanwhile, the most popular three words for home team Russian Federation are "host", "fans" and "low-ranking".

"They've been unbelievable the whole tournament but at the end of the day, it was our best chance ever and we haven't taken it", Reece said.

"Three weeks ago, there wasn't even a connection with the England football team".

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