England Fans Stay Behind And Belt Out 'Don't Look Back In Anger' After World Cup Exit

You could hardly hear ITV's pitchside post-match analysis after England's World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia.

Croatia came from a goal down to end the Three Lions' World Cup dream and reach the final for the first time in their history thanks to a winning strike from Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.

Credit: Gary Lineker

It was heartbreak and disappointment from an England perspective but at the same time the nation remains proud of what Gareth Southgate's side have accomplished.

The players applauded and thanked the travelling supporters in Moscow after the match but the fans didn't stop making noise there.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Thousands stayed behind and belted out the Oasis anthem 'Don't Look Back in Anger' as it played over the tannoy. Plenty of others captured the moment England fans were so loud in defeat that you could hardly hear what Slaven Bilic and Ryan Giggs had to say.

The Noel Gallagher-written song has become a message of solidarity and togetherness in recent times and it's particularly fitting it was played at the Luzhniki Stadium.

For England, there is no need to look back in anger. While they ultimately fell a little bit short, this young group of players gave us reason to believe that football was coming home and brings much-needed positivity going forward.

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