Unreal effort from the boys! Made a nation proud 👏🏽🏴 All heroes in my eyes!— Jacob Murphy (@JacobMurphy95) July 11, 2018 England bow out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage but they’re heroes to an entire nation.After the morale destroying defeat to Iceland two years ago, just progressing to the knockout stages was a victory but the young Three Lions got down to the final four. However you break it down, England have had a fantastic World Cup & we should all be very proud of our boys! 🏴🏴🏴 #WorldCup18 🏴🏴🏴— Carl Froch MBE (@Carl_Froch) July 11, 2018 They lost 2-1 after extra-time to Croatia, despite Kieran Trippier, one of the players of the tournament, scoring an early free-kick.It just wasn’t to be though with Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic netting for their opponents.England’s players and coaches, though, will come back to a country which has fallen back in love with its national team after years of disappointment and pain.You can see how celebrities and footballers reacted on Twitter below. Pride, restored. 🏴We’re all proud of you England 👏#ENGCRO | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/NdKTTdFYzp— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018 If anyone has anything negative to say about this @England team or individuals keep your tweets to yourself. Nobody would have thoughts they’d be where they are or achieved what they have and they’ve made everyone proud so get behind them and show love not hate #threelions ❤️— Daniel Sturridge (@DanielSturridge) July 11, 2018 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.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 11, 2018 Gutted!! Proud of the national team!! Made a nation believe again!! Incredible fan scenes aswell!! We seem to be going in the right direction! #ItsCominHome #ToBeContinued 🤣— Adam Le Fondre (@A1F1E9) July 11, 2018 You did us proud. Real grit, determination and never giving up until the very end. You should hold your heads up high 🏴⚽️⚡️ @England #worldcup pic.twitter.com/6kj9CtPxBl— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) July 11, 2018 It was at this moment they realised, it had been home all along. 🏴— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) July 11, 2018 Far exceeded expectations. Well done @England and well done @GarethSouthgate you have been brilliant. Given us great entertainment and found a system and given us hope. #threelions #RussiaWorldCup2018— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) July 11, 2018 Best team won. Sometimes it’s that simple. But we had a right good go at it. #TSworldcup #ENGCRO— talkSPORTDrive (@talkSPORTDrive) July 11, 2018 Gutted. Massive well done to all the lads who have done us all proud, keep your heads held high. This is a great young team with a big big future 👏👏👏— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 11, 2018 Thanks to the England team, and manager, for giving us this beautiful World Cup run. It’s been a ride.— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) July 11, 2018 Couldn’t be more proud of this team, they gave absolutey everything, you may not be bringing the trophy home this time but you’ve brought back a lot of pride and respect to the badge pic.twitter.com/xopg81bzRz— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) July 11, 2018You can listen to France vs Croatia in the World Cup final, live on talkSPORT. Proud of the lads, they gave absolutely everything 🏴 #ThreeLions— James Milner (@JamesMilner) July 11, 2018 You’ve done the nation proud! Hold your heads up @England— Kieran Gibbs (@KieranGibbs) July 11, 2018 Proud to be English 🏴 what a tournament. #gutted— Jack Stephens (@jackstephens_18) July 11, 2018 1 England players celebrate Kieran Trippier’s World Cup semi-final.