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

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

England coach Gareth Southgate said his team need to "suffer" their loss to Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals and understand the opportunity they passed up before pondering the positives from their remarkable campaign.

England were the favourites heading in to the semifinal, but it wasn't to be, and those watching at home were left distraught, some in tears.

Generating huge support from fans at home, England's tournament restored some much-needed faith in the football team's ability to generate positivity, and good-feeling.

Meanwhile, Croatia, who dashed England's hopes of a World Cup final spot, are the "dark horse", the research found, while "dominate" and "impress" were also frequently used in connection with the team.

Hyde Park was a mess as everyone went home.

"I go back to the players, you've got to look at the reaction of the supporters and see you don't get that if you don't give what they've given and played the way they have".

"But from the second half onwards we played much better, and we showed our real standard", said Perisic.

"They want to be involved in scoring the goals and getting on the end of things".

Chelsea star Eden Hazard prefers move to Real Madrid
It's also claimed that Hazard believes now is the right time to leave Chelsea in order to further his career and win more titles. The Belgium global had an excellent World Cup campaign after a disappointing domestic season at Stamford Bridge.

The Daily Telegraph said losing to Germany was "England's worst World Cup defeat". But they gave us pride - and brought the whole nation together": "The Mail uses its front page to focus on the impact England's success at the World Cup has had beyond the world of football.

"Soccer, for Croatians, means a lot".

"I think that's maybe something for a couple of days time, at the moment we all feel the pain of this defeat", he told reporters.

Would Katich be able to sleep on Sunday night?

"Some players played with minor injuries with which they would not have played some other games".

Towering defender Harry Maguire has risen to cult hero status at the World Cup and he has had an army of family and pals following him around during the tournament.

Croatia fans in NZ party at fulltime.