World Cup: Stunned silence, then tears, as England fans realise it's not 'coming home'

England fans after their team lost to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR
Fans celebrate at Penny Black pub in Boat Quay after England score the first goal of the match, thanks to Kieran Trippier. ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR
Silence reigns among England fans. ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR
England fans console one another after their team's loss to Croatia. ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR
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SINGAPORE - The English language has more than 170,000 words but on Thursday (July 12) morning, as far as the 500-strong crowd of English fans at Boat Quay who watched England face Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final were concerned, they only knew how to utter three: "It's coming home."

But by the end of the night, England headed home as losers after they were dumped out by Croatia 2-1 in extra time.

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