If England is to advance, it will have to get through Croatia, which has its own history of World Cup futility.
Despite their fabulous play throughout the tournament, England has again fallen short.
"Coach Zlatko Dalić has done a wonderful job, all the players are united and they're playing well".
The odds are already out for the 2018 World Cup final of France vs. Croatia on Sunday, but don't forget that there is also a game on Saturday.
"We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot", Kane said after the match at the Luzhniki Stadium.
As expected, tonight's match proved to be an entertaining one for the neutrals and a stressful experience for English supporters, who have always been claiming that this is the year it finally comes home again.
Travelling fan Joe Settle, 62, and his son Andrew, from Bolton, said they couldn't miss the chance to see England in the semi final.
"Hold your heads high": The Telegraph focuses on the positives of England's run and Kane's insistence that "this is just the start".
"I think that's maybe something for a couple of days time, at the moment we all feel the pain of this defeat", he told reporters.
Footie fans rally behind Gareth Southgate ahead of England v Croatia semi-final with Waistcoat Wednesday. But once you're here and played as well as we did, you want to take those opportunities in life.
The Croatia worldwide will be hoping to emerge victorious against France in the final, and the way he helped shut Kane down will give him confidence.
The men's World Cup soccer tournament is down to the final two games.
Reiss Malone, 33, said: "Overall you've got to look at it, and to get to the semis is a massive achievement and it could be our time in four years". These are good kids, hopefully they will win it for us.
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