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Defeat to Croatia in extra-time is heart-breaking for everyone with a connection to or interest in English football.

Croatia came from behind to win 2-1 in the semi-final clash in Moscow, with Mario Mandzukic claiming the victor in the 109th minute after Ivan Perisic had earlier cancelled out Kieran Trippier's free-kick opener. "I rooted for Croatia wearing the Croatian jersey", said Perisic, who came through the youth teams in France with Sochaux. The latest JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here. Asked how far he thought the still young England team could progress in the next World Cup, he said: "This far, if not the final". Gareth Southgate has managed it brilliantly, he deserves all the credit and I hope this is just the beginning for something.

"This will hurt for a while but we can hold our heads up, it's been a fantastic journey but we've got to learn from it and take what we can".

The England boss was amused at the prospect of fans both in Russian Federation and back at home observing Waistcoat Wednesday in tribute to the man who has guided the nation to within perhaps just 90 minutes of a first final since 1966.

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. "Extra time, I knew it was on the cards we weren't going to win that".

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Prince William, who is also the president of England's Football Association, issued a battle cry before his country's World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia, according to the Evening Standard.

England, meanwhile, "blew our chances", said 17-year-old Josh Ogunde after watching the 2-1 semi-final defeat with friends near Trafalgar Square in central London as the disappointed crowds streamed home.

The French topped Belgium 1-0 in their semifinal matchup on Tuesday to advance to the final and have a shot at winning their second World Cup final (they took the title in 1998). We go out, we download and we stream Three Lions and we get it to number one. Look at the fans there tonight, there was a lump in the throat and the hairs on my neck stood up watching the fans at the end.

"We are in the final". I don't realistically think any of us did.

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