England's first World Cup semi-final since 1990 attracts few fans

Alli has fond memories of a past meeting with Luka Modric

England are out of the World Cup after losing 2-1 to Croatia in the semi-finals. But when England face Croatia in Russian Federation on Wednesday, there may only be a few thousand England supporters present.

In a lot of games it's small margins and it went their way today.

"Coach Zlatko Dalić has done a wonderful job, all the players are united and they're playing well".

"The players, the squad and everybody involved in the World Cup for England have a reason to come back home with the pride that they gave everything and they made their country, not fully happy, but they made their country proud".

Hyde Park was a mess as everyone went home.

If they had beaten Croatia, England would have reached only their second World Cup final.

Croatia had twice needed penalties to get to this stage, first in the round of 16, where they beat Denmark, then in the quarterfinals, where they beat hosts Russian Federation, two shootouts that made goalkeeper Danijel Subašić a hero.

"I'd be amazed if we didn't learn in the next few days he's (Kane) been carrying an injury since the Colombia game", Neville said on ITV.

Some may see this as a negative, but England's set-piece prowess is only a good thing, as they look a threat at every corner and free-kick that they get.

"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.

England scored the opening goal last night against Croatia inside five minutes courtesy of a stunning free kick from Kieran Trippier. Keep doing it and I hope this World Cup brings you unforgettable person memories.

Croatia's World Cup final opponents, France, are associated with the words "formidable" and "dramatic" as well as "lucky".

Kyle Walker reacts at the final whistle: the England players were "absolutely gutted", he said.

Eric Amsalem, a 48-year-old Croatian fan with his face painted in the colours of the national flag said: "It's a small country".

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