How Fans Around Country Celebrated England Win

The Tottenham full-back's free-kick gave England an early lead in their World Cup semi-final against Croatia

The Tottenham full-back's free-kick gave England an early lead in their World Cup semi-final against Croatia

"We have to be pragmatic and we have to be realistic", French manager Didier Deschamps said ahead of England vs. Croatia, according to ESPN.

Kieran Trippier had fired England into the lead in Moscow with a superb free-kick but Ivan Perisic equalised before Mario Mandzukic struck the killer blow in extra-time.

"England fans in Hyde Park waste about $10,000 in beer on team's first goal against Croatia", suggested one sports reporter while tweeting out the clip.

The semi-final between England and Croatia took place at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, the giant 80,000-capacity venue which will also host Sunday's grand final.

Prime Minister Theresa May said: "Wasn't to be this time but it's been a great journey that's made the country proud". The two teams played in the final group stage match with reserves, with Belgium winning 1-0 and earning placement into the tougher side of the knockout bracket as a result.

Crowds gathered at locations including London's Hyde Park, Millennium Square in Leeds, Nottingham Castle, and Birmingham's Archway outdoor cinema.

England soccer fans react after losing the semifinal match between Croatia and England.

It was the plucky South Americans' second World Cup title, with the first coming on home soil in the inaugural edition in 1930.

If they win, they head to the final against France. "I feel disappointed but proud".

England's run to the World Cup final would be, on paper at least, one of the easiest since Federation Internationale de Football Association began ranking global teams in 1993.

'It's fantastic to be a part of something that's done that, we've loved it.

He said: "We thought we'd do well because you've got all the youngsters in now, you know there's no superstars where they just walk about, "I can do what I like".

"Why didn't you ask me about when I played well?"

World Cup fever is gripping the country as the Three Lions defied expectations to go their furtherest in the tournament since 1990.

"Now we have another chance to do something even better".

But he added: "There's a lot of positives and I'd like to think this is the start of something good".

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