Earlier supporters, many of them too young to remember England's last semi-final in 1990, had listened to the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays broadcast from loudspeakers as they waited for the kick-off.
Federation Internationale de Football Association did not give any details of the chanting but said it had received a report from observers at the match at the Luzhniki Stadium which Croatia won 2-1 after extra time. Germany then reached the semi-finals in their next five major tournaments - winning the World Cup in 2014 - before their shock group-stage exit in Russian Federation.
One of them was Gareth Southgate, the head coach and manager of the English soccer team.
Much of the talk was about whether finishing first or second in Group G would open up easier games.
"That enabled Croatia to dominate that midfield area and get their full-backs into play, they were creating 2-v-1s in wide areas".
When he denied Croatia's Mario Mandzukic at point blank range in the first half of extra-time on Wednesday night, Pickford thought it might prove crucial.
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Strzok's statement also denied that political considerations have ever affected his official acts as an investigator. Gowdy was repeatedly interrupted through the rest of his questions, while he and Strzok got into a heated exchange.
He had a 8in (20cm) design of the World Cup and the legend "England 2018 World Cup winners" tattooed on his tummy while watching England's 6-1 win against Panama. "There's so many things to build on now and we've got to make sure we do that".
Andy Bradley, 42, from Hull, East Yorkshire, was among the throng of despondent England fans leaving the Moscow venue.
Ultimately we were not good enough to win it, but we can accept that - as a team, they still far exceeded all of our expectations, and I would congratulate them for that.
"We were like lions out there tonight and we will be the same in the final". "It's unlucky we couldn't bring it home for them, but hopefully there's time in the future". According to the NHS, it can take 10 or more sessions to remove the image and many tattoos cannot be entirely removed. "Only great teams can be as fearless as we were and fight back from a goal down against teams like England", Mandzukic said.
Parv Moondi, 49, from Norwich, was heading out of the Luzhniki and back to central Moscow.
The game turned in overtime on two plays - one on which a defender was alert, the other on which a defender was caught napping.
"I just feel so disappointed".