Brits will drink 10 million pints tonight during semi-final against Croatia

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The Inter winger was named FIFA Man of the Match after a goal and an assist for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in extra time, as they fought back from a Kieran Trippier free kick to beat England 2-1 in extra time.

Because for all the love this young and dynamic England team has earned - and earn it they did - in taking a country badly in need of some good news on the global stage on an unforgettable ride over the last month, reaching their first World Cup semifinal in nearly 30 years, there's no guarantee they'll get a better chance to play for a major title. Harry Kane, the captain, is just 24.

Then, Ivan Perisic found a way to equalise in the second half, his effort close to being called illegal for the high foot, and the Croats again hit the post as they found another gear.

Regulation time could not separate the two teams, with the score tied at 1-1, until Madzukic found a way to score the victor.

Just making the semi-final was more than anybody expected and pubs across the county were packed last night to cheer on Gareth Southgate's young side.

The players quickly tended to Cortez and made him part of the celebration once they realized he was OK.

On paper he was not even Sam Allardyce.

"The team haven't really played much together either".

Politicians also added their praise, with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeting: "A heartbreaking way to go out but won't forget what a great tournament it's been for England". Did we expect to be in this position? "We were 1-0 down three games in a row and came back to win each time".

"This team have taken us to a place that we never thought we would get", Neville said at full-time.

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"So, the dressing room and all of the staff is (in) a very hard place at the moment".

The Daily Mirror says they are "proud" of England's heroes after the defeat.

"Football's coming home, I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly".

From Harry Kane's stoppage-time victor against Tunisia to Jesse Lingard's wonder goal against Panama.

From Pickford's penalty save against Colombia to Eric Dier's ice-cold heroics moments later.

They'll have a little less than four days to rest up for the final against France, which has finished all of its games in regulation and has an extra day to prepare, having beaten Belgium on Tuesday.

As the Tottenham full-back remarked only last week when he was compared to David Beckham, "not bad for a lad from Bury".

Despite taking the lead early in the first half on Wednesday, England suffered the familiar story of World Cup heartbreak as Croatia equalised in the second half and then claimed the victor in the second period of extra time.

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.

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