England lost 2-1 to Croatia in the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia having led at half-time through Kieran Trippier’s goal.
The Spurs right-back’s sublime free kick in the opening minutes gave Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions side the perfect start at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday night.
Ivan Perišić equalised for the Croatians in the second half, before Mario Mandžukić won it in extra time to set up a final against France on Sunday and send England home.
After another heartbreaking exit, these were best jokes after Croatia 2-1 England:
— Batsy McGinnis (@RinaRugovaj) July 11, 2018
COME ON, ENGLAND! WHY WON’T YOU BLOODY WELL LISTEN TO ALL THE MIDDLE AGED MEN SITTING ON THEIR SOFAS SHOUTING ADVICE AT YOU THROUGH THEIR TELEVISIONS! FFS!#ENGCRO
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) July 11, 2018
WHERE ARE THE EMERGENCY WAISTCOATS? EVERYONE WEAR THEIR EMERGENCY WAISTCOAT IMMEDIATELY #ENGCRO
— Arma Chameleon (@ar_mu) July 11, 2018
Well that's the last time I trust a psychic pig #ENGCRO
— BuzzFeed UK (@BuzzFeedUK) July 11, 2018
Looks like I'm off out to smash a bus up then. #EngCro
— Callum Lyon (@CallumLyon) July 11, 2018
On the upside, Gareth Southgate is now free to be Prime Minister #ENGCRO
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) July 11, 2018
— Tom D. Rogers (@TomDRogers1) July 11, 2018
— Olu (@luewmie) July 11, 2018
England fans when Perisic scored:
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) July 11, 2018
I don’t really like football, but I do like watching English children cry #ENGCRO
— Greg Hall (@goodsirgreg) July 11, 2018
— Raees 🌊 (@AyyItsRaees) July 11, 2018
— Jack Chatterley (@ChatterleyJ) July 11, 2018
Football told you he was coming home, then stayed for another pint. Then 3. Then got chicken on the way home.
He's gonna crash at Pete's, coz it's easier. Actually, thinking about it, wouldn't it be better if you both had a bit more space? Football lives with Pete now. #ENGCRO
— Imogen Ward (@ImogenMckechnie) July 11, 2018
I'm not normally bothered about football but it's quite exhilarating hearing all your neighbours shout "Oh shit!" at the exact same moment. #ENGCRO
— Kit Rigby (@kittyblogstar) July 11, 2018
— Jack Sephton (@BigSephty) July 11, 2018
— Your 24 Elders (@Yinka_Corona) July 11, 2018
— maisie ✈️ rise up (@sunshine_mai_) July 11, 2018
— Tanya Nyad (@TanyaNyad) July 11, 2018
During the #engcro match, I was watching a blu ray of Atomic Blonde.
So I too know of crushing disappointment.
— Good Emily (@moulder5000) July 11, 2018
Lucky waistcoat for sale.
1 careful owner.
— LJAM⛔️✌️ (@ljam185) July 11, 2018
I’m in McDonald’s and just heard someone say “happy meal?! I’m not happy!”😭😂😂 #ENGCRO
— Shannon (@shannon622) July 11, 2018
son of a bić
— ian karmel (@IanKarmel) July 11, 2018
It’s not the first time we’ve been disappointed by a semi, is it? AM I RIGHT, LADS? #ENGCRO
— Harry Hosker (@harryleehosker) July 11, 2018
Best part of tonight was an Australian woman behind me saying “oh get up, I’ve had 3 children” 😂 #engcro
— Lindsay 🌱 (@thevegantwist) July 11, 2018
LMAO IM SEEING SO MANY ENGLISH PEOPLE SAYING “FUCK CROATIA FRANCE FOR THE WIN” BITCH HENRY VII IS TURNING IN HIS GRAVE #ENGCRO
— anna (@polestralian) July 11, 2018
Well, I guess we can all go back to hating each other #ENGCRO
— Taly Robinson (@TalyRobinson) July 11, 2018
Don’t even like football… #ENGCRO
— Football Daily (@footballdailyuk) July 11, 2018
Coming home my arse! 🙈😂 pic.twitter.com/baPGv6L0XS
— iDavid (@iDavid16580361) July 11, 2018
Why is the one Croatian player wearing red and carrying a whistle? #ENGCRO
— Jordan 🌱 (@StuffFromJordan) July 11, 2018
Football's coming home, but it's drunk and it got in the Uber and it told the fella the address of somewhere it lived 15 years ago. #ENGCRO
— Danny Wallace (@dannywallace) July 11, 2018
— The Sports Lady ⚽ (@The_SportsLady) July 11, 2018
— MajorBloodnok (@MajorMcBloodnok) July 11, 2018
— Joe Campbell (@joecam10) July 11, 2018
— Ellen Rose (@icklenellierose) July 11, 2018
The three best Croatian players are
— Sabir. (@aefyouseekay) July 11, 2018
my poor dad getting excited cos he’d bought a southgate waistcoat to wear to watch the final u’re all despicable cos he’s a wreck now. hope u’re all very proud of urselves. #ENGCRO pic.twitter.com/lAoCgGgJOd
— Emily (@WhiteEmis) July 11, 2018
It’s gonna rain next isn’t it… #EngCro
— Charlotte ºoº (@CharlotteLRuff) July 11, 2018
Well, at least England flags are still useful for building dens to cry under. pic.twitter.com/bYqbsMGY6K
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) July 11, 2018
— katie (@teammicheoff) July 11, 2018
"It's coming home"
'What's coming home?'
— Rahul Subramanian (@RahulSubramanic) July 11, 2018
At least we have the goalie who says “Fuck off” the most during every match. ❤️ #ENGCRO
— ⚽️ IT’S COMING HOME ⚽️ (@rickburin) July 11, 2018
If you listen very carefully you can just about hear the sound of Ross Kemp putting his shirt back on #ENGCRO
— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) July 11, 2018
Am I about to support France in the final solely out of pettiness and bitterness? Absolutely. #ENGCRO
— Bethan George (@bethangeorge99) July 11, 2018
this is all ur own fault tbh u jinxed it #ENGCRO
— lew (@lookingforlewys) July 11, 2018