Best Scottish Twitter reactions to England’s exit from the World Cup

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Croatia stunned England in the 109th minute of the first extra time period when Mario Mandzukic slipped behind the defense and poked a shot past the keeper to put his team up 2-1 for good.

Making matters worse is the fact that while the teams have no way to win the tournament, they still must play one more match that's essentially meaningless - the third-place match, which Belgium and England will compete in on Saturday.

Jamie Redknapp delivered a criticism of Tottenham ace Dele Alli for his England display in the World Cup.

While we didn't see Southgate plop down on the field to mourn the loss like some of his players did, photographers did capture an extremely touching post-game moment he shared with his wife Alison in the stands. We're going to celebrate, to rest and then we will prepare for France. Realistically, I don't think any of us did.

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"This will hurt for a while but we can hold our heads up, it's been a fantastic journey but we've got to learn from it and take what we can".

"But we will do that and we'll make sure we are ready as a group to go again because the group have huge pride in their performances, in the way that they work".

Southgate said: "At the moment we all feel the pain of the defeat".

Defender Kyle Walker tweeted that he had "never felt so gutted" but said he wanted people to remain positive.

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'I am so proud to work for this team and this manager'.

"Heartbreak": The i Paper leads with an image of a dejected Harry Kane at the end of a semifinal that "started so well" only to end "in gut-wrenching despair" and concurs that England will "still return as heroes". It will hurt for a while. God willing, we will bring the cup back to Croatia. Thanks for all your support.

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Between kick-off and the final whistle the average audience was 24.3m - the highest average audience for a single game ever, according to ITV.

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