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England fans nurse soccer heartbreak with 'Don't Look Back in Anger'

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, July 12, 2018 | 05:53 pm
England fans nurse soccer heartbreak with 'Don't Look Back in Anger'

England supporters react after their team's loss in a 2018 World Cup semifinal soccer match against Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11. (Agence France Presse/Mladen Antonov)

Following England's extra time 2-1 defeat at the hands of Croatia, dejected fans of the Three Lions launched a massive sing-along to Oasis' 1995 hit "Don't Look Back in Anger" while the song was played over the Luzhniki Stadium PA system.

The Independent reported hundreds of fans joined the chorus of the song to lift the spirit of England’s players, who were distraught watching the celebration from the Croatian side.

A full 30 minutes after the full-time whistle, England fans remained in the stadium and sung "Don’t Look Back In Anger" as it rang out in the stadium.

The Oasis song has turned into a go-to anthem for England in moments of tragedy. In the wake of the suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande Manchester Arena show, Coldplay and Grande deliver a joint performance of the song, while U2 and Noel Gallagher played the song during their Joshua Tree tour stop in London in 2017.

Prior to Wednesday's match, hope was high that England could win the tournament, with fans believing that the trophy would finally be coming home. There has also been a movement to pay tribute to coach Gareth Southgate, with fans donning his trademark waistcoat after social media campaign #waistcoatwednesday was launched.

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