The national team was carried on their run to the last four by a wave of positivity - a far cry from the usual mood around the England team in recent years, in which they have repeatedly underwhelmed at big tournaments.

“I’m still heartbroken and never felt so gutted. But there’s something I want to say," Walker posted on his Twitter account.

"This past month, I’ve seen videos going around, photos been sent to me. That felt so good for us here in Russia, and united us more and more, just like it did in our country."

Videos of wild celebrations in fan parks and public spaces across England emerged once again this morning after Kieran Tripper had given Gareth Southgate's team a fifth-minute lead, before Croatia turned the match on its head, winning 2-1 in extra time.

Manchester City full-back Walker went on to urge the followers of the Three Lions to keep the positive vibes going as England looks ahead to future challenges.

The England supporters in the stadium certainly remained in good spirits after watching their team exit the tournament, with hearty renditions of an Oasis classic and catchy chants for Southgate continuing a full hour after full-time, when the rest of the stands had emptied.

England will face Belgium in the World Cup's third place play-off in St. Petersburg on Sunday morning AEST.