England heroes consoled in the stands by family and friends after devastating World Cup exit

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England’s heartbroken heroes were consoled in the stands by their family and friends at the Luznikhi Stadium in Moscow.

The Three Lions fought bravely but came up just short in extra time as Croatia snatched a late winner to book their spot in Sunday’s final with France.

Kieran Tripper, who was perhaps England’s best player out in Russia and scored on the night, was comforted by wife Charlotte and their young daughter.

Jamie Vardy’s wife Rebekah, dubbed queen of the WAGS by some of the press this summer, was in attendance to support her husband.

Jordan Pickford starred yet again between the  sticks for England and the goalkeeper was pictured in conversation with his fiancée Megan Davison.

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Towering defender Harry Maguire has risen to cult hero status at the World Cup and he has had an army of family and pals following him around during the tournament.

Kyle Walker also shared a few tender moments with his partner Annie Kilner and their children to help lift his spirits after the disappointment of the exit.

Dele Alli’s model girlfriend Ruby Mae was there to support her nab while there was hugs all round for manager Gareth Southgate with his wife Alison and and teenage children Mia, 19, and Flynn, 15.

<p>There some smiles despite the real despair from England players after their World Cup exit. </p>
England players comforted by family and friends.

There some smiles despite the real despair from England players after their World Cup exit.

<p>Pickford joins is family in the crowd. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Pickford joins is family in the crowd.

<p>A consoling hug for Alli. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

A consoling hug for Alli.

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<p>Kyle Walker’s daughter managed to lift his spirits. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Kyle Walker’s daughter managed to lift his spirits.

<p>Jordan Pickford holds his head in his hands. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Jordan Pickford holds his head in his hands.

<p>Walker with his girlfriend Fern Hawkins and their child. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Walker with his girlfriend Fern Hawkins and their child.

<p>Rebekah consoles Jamie Vardy. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Rebekah consoles Jamie Vardy.

<p>Marcus Rashford was distraught. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Marcus Rashford was distraught.

<p>Jesse Lingard was visibly upset. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Jesse Lingard was visibly upset.

<p>An arm on the shoulder for Kieran Trippier. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

An arm on the shoulder for Kieran Trippier.

<p>Pickford puts his feet up after the loss. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Pickford puts his feet up after the loss.

<p>Gareth Southgate with his wife Alison. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Gareth Southgate with his wife Alison.

<p>Kieran Trippier embraces his daughter. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Kieran Trippier embraces his daughter.

<p>Southgate with his family. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Southgate with his family.

<p>Harry Maguire had lots of support from his pals. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Harry Maguire had lots of support from his pals.

<p>Lingard looks glum. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Lingard looks glum.

<p>Dele Alli (centre) with girlfriend Ruby Mae (left) in the stands. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Dele Alli (centre) with girlfriend Ruby Mae (left) in the stands.

<p>Ashley Young with his family. </p>
England’s defeated players are consoled by their WAGS and families

Ashley Young with his family.

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