The last was France's 1-0 loss to eventual champions Germany in the quarterfinals.
It meant more disappointment for the so-called "golden generation" on the biggest stage, after the Red Devils lost in the 2014 quarterfinals to Argentina and in the same stage of Euro 2016 to Wales.
Croatia's football team late on Thursday eliminated England in the second semifinal game of the World Cup 2018, played in Russian Federation. Third place is now the minimum. It's enjoyable, we all love to play the game and fans love to support it.
The bar exploded after just five minutes when England's Kieran Trippier hit a wonderful free kick into the top right hand corner to give England the lead.
In Zagreb, the capital, more than 10,000 people gathered in the central square to watch the match despite rainy weather.
Her spokeswoman said: "We would certainly like to host a reception for the England football team, who did so well in Russian Federation, and that is something that we are going to talk to the FA about".
"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. "I can finish my England career knowing that I have played every possible game I can play in the times I have been selected".
Pitana is one of South America's most experienced referees and also has playing experience at youth level.
A first World Cup final since 1966 and a showdown with France agonisingly slipped away.
Following England's semi-final exit at the World Cup in Russian Federation, former England worldwide striker Alan Shearer has today said that the Third Place match is "utter stupidity". Croatia now have the chance to take revenge on France after losing 2-1 in Paris when the sides met in the semi-finals back in 1998 - team's current coach Dalic travelled to that World Cup as a fan. Kane has not had a shot on target in his last four hours and 33 minutes of action at the World Cup.