"We had hoped (for this) and we believed in our team, but the feeling when we finally entered the finals can not be compared to anything", said Ivan Kecerin, 41.
England, meanwhile, "blew our chances", said 17-year-old Josh Ogunde after watching the 2-1 semi-final defeat with friends near Trafalgar Square in central London as the disappointed crowds streamed home.
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"My most abiding memory has got to be the penalty save against Colombia", he said of his spectacular shootout stop from Carlos Bacca in the last-16. "Something I been waiting for a long time", Francisco Rafael Beserra Sousa wrote.
"It has been an fantastic experience for all of us involved, Now all we can do is try to improve". We must go again and try and achieve our dreams.
"We've definitely written ourselves into history, given the conditions and infrastructure back home, we are a miracle", he added.More news: Kane ‘gutted’ as England’s World Cup dream dies
The game turned in overtime on two plays - one on which a defender was alert, the other on which a defender was caught napping. That connection between the team and the fans is back, which shows how far we have come. "This will give us belief we can do it in a big tournament".
"I rang about 10 tattoo shops trying to find someone to do it so early in the competition and eventually one in Castleford agreed", he says. It is not a game we wanted to be in. It is what it is, but we'll try and play that game with as much pride as a team as try and finish on a high.
"Semi-finals, they've done what they had to do, they took us to the semi-finals. On another day we could have done better". "I will get more attention and it won't be easy to go out for meals if I am in certain places but it won't change my view on the world or the things I attempt to do".
"I can be very happy with my life", Dalic said, adding that "without strong faith and that motivation, it would be very hard to achieve it".
This time around, we could see the stars play, or we could see some more reserves to get some guys some minutes, and that makes picking here hard.