England’s historic World Cup run came to an end at the semi-final stage as Croatia came from behind to defeat the Three Lions 2-1 in extra time.

Goals from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic after a magnificent early free kick from Kieran Trippier condemned Gareth Southgate’s young Lions to a devastating defeat.

It had been the first time since Italia ’90 that England had reached the last four of a World Cup, and there was strong feeling across the nation that football would finally come home, but it was not to be as the youngest squad in the tournament ran out of ideas, energy and time.

England can take a lot of heart from Russia. The Three Lions have united a nation that had been disillusioned with the national team after humiliating exits from the World Cup in 2014 and the Euros two years later.

There is a strong belief that this is not the end, but just the beginning of a new chapter in England’s history.

We know there is still a third-placed play-off game to play but in truth, that seems like an irrelevant fixture and as such, we’ve decided the time is right to take a look at how the players rated during England’s historic campaign: