World Cup 2018: The most heart-warming tweets praising “hero” players

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It may not be coming home (this year), but these gracious tweets are making people feel a lot better about England’s defeat. 

It is in the face of defeat and heartbreak that our true character comes to the forefront.

Which is why with England crashing out of the World Cup – their first appearance in the semi-final in nearly 30 years – people have come together to show their gratitude towards the home effort.

England’s bid to reach a first World Cup final since 1966 may be over – but people across England are optimistic about the future.

From people praising the “hero” players to commending the team for bringing a country together, people sure are set on giving them a warm welcome on their return from Russia. 

Here, we share our pick of the most heart-warming responses to England’s defeat sweeping the net right now. 

Many people praised the team for bringing everyone together  – especially during a time of political uncertainty. 

Other people have been emphasising how far England has come in the competition. 

Lasting for three weeks, fans have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. 

Praising the diversity of the team, others made it clear they were grateful for the diverse team line up. 

While others praised the team for giving “hope” and a “dream” over the last few weeks. 

Images: Getty 


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Susan Devaney

Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.