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In Pictures: England agony as Three Lions miss out on World Cup final

They came so close…

England fans reacted with dismay as the Three Lions missed out on the chance of reaching the World Cup final.

Croatia rallied to prevent Gareth Southgate’s men reaching the country’s first final in 52 years, winning 2-1 in extra time.

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It’s a familiar sight (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Hopes dashed – but pride intact (Victoria Jones/PA)
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It never gets any easier (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Scenes at the Castlefield Bowl in Manchester (Martin Rickett/PA)
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Fans at the Henley Festival react (Steve Parsons/PA)
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The disappointment was clear in Nottingham (David Davies/PA)
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Emotions ran high in Hyde Park (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Commiserations in Hyde Park (Victoria Jones/PA)

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