No matter what friends, family and fans are still proud following the World Cup heartbreak.England heroes consoled by team mates and family alike.
From one group of Lions to another, this is exactly the type of breakthrough that fans in Detroit are patiently waiting and hoping for.
England's experience at the World Cup in Russian Federation will not only set the standard for future generations but this will also be the beginning of a new era of English football, said coach Gareth Soutgate. I think England have got a really strong team this year, they are all so young and when you're young, you just go for it and don't worry.
"We are in the final".
The Three Lions' failure to reach their first World Cup final in 52 years was greeted with desolation in the stadium in Moscow. It will be a really hard task to assess everybody over the next 24 hours and get them mentally back to where we want them to be for a game like that, but that will be the challenge.
Gareth Southgate has nation preparing for Waistcoat Wednesday
He said: "Well, I think I've said this before, but I was not a renowned fashion icon throughout my playing career, so it's rather odd to feel that way now".
So much for my Belgium vs. England final, eh? LOL.
"During extra time against Russian Federation I felt knee pain".
"Fair enough they are a young team but they needed to turn up tonight". "That is wonderful, but I think it's time we knock it off the number one spot with Three Lions". But when you've got to this point and played as well as we have. you want to take these opportunities in life.
Fans tell me they are quite nervous, though England is leading with a goal.
They have had one more day to recover than us and we have had three games in a row that have gone to extra time. As the Standard reports, Prince William will be joined by members of the royal family as he is set to watch the game at his official Kensington Palace residence.
It was the third consecutive match that Croatia have won after being forced into extra time. They're playing even better than I expected - getting a score in the first five minutes was cracking.