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Theresa May : Wasn’t to be this time but it’s been a great journey that’s made the country proud. We’ll be flying the flag on Saturday.

Prince William : I know how disappointed @england must feel right now but I couldn’t be more proud of this team and you should hold your heads high. You’ve had an incredible. WorldCup⁠, made history, and gave us fans something to believe in. We know there is more to come from this england team.

Archbishop of Canterbury : Dear England – you have been incredible throughout this tournament. Praying for you all – rest up for the playoff and know you’ve made the whole country proud!

Gary Lineker: Utterly choked, but this young side gave absolutely everything. It’s a huge step forward and they’ll only get better in the future. They can hold their heads high, they did our country proud. Congratulations to Croatia.