Prince William's heartfelt message to England squad after World Cup dreams end

Prince William's heartfelt message to England squad after World Cup dreams end

World Cup fever swept the nation back home and even after the defeat, thousands of England fans at the Luzhniki stadium stayed behind long after the final whistle to give their side a rousing send-off.

"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.

"I have to say, for the first time this is an England team that for the first time have played with some level of composure and control in games, it has been high quality, and good watching them".

"The feel of this group of players is very similar to the players we had then, but that team was a lot more experienced in terms of age and experience of big matches", Southgate recalled.

With the whole of England finally daring to believe, the 2-1 loss against Croatia came as a devastating blow to fans up and down the country. The team has done much better than past tournaments.

"It's been great to get to this stage but we wanted to go on and win it".

Meanwhile, England manager Gareth Southgate has admitted he couldn't listen to Three Lions for 20 years.

England manager Gareth Southgate.

The infectious song, with its chorus "It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming, football's coming home", was written by pop star Ian Broadie and comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner ahead of England's hosting of Euro 96. It is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time, but involved some hard moments as well.

"That [Euro 96] ended in disappointment and it's nice to be able to put a different frame on it now", he added.

Harry Kane has all-but secured the World Cup Golden Boot as many of his closest rivals have already fallen out of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Three Lions is set to score a UK No.1 this week, 22 years on from when it was originally released.

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