But he believes Gareth Southgate's youthful team have learned some valuable lessons in Russian Federation, brought the public back on their side and are on an upward trajectory.
Of the other current teams that came out of the breakup, Slovenia has twice qualified for the World Cup, while Bosnia did so once.
"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. We're gutted, we've worked so hard and the fans were wonderful.
"We beat England in the group stage, so we can beat them now", the defender said at a news conference.
He added: "You should hold you heads up high".
Two years ago, when we lost to Iceland at Euro 2016, the team was booed off and there was a awful atmosphere afterwards of anger and disillusionment. All we can do is try and build on that.
"But the country believes in us again".
The tournament has been a gripping contest between 32 teams who have all dazzled under the lights at the grandest stage of them all. They were on top, they let it slip and Croatia and that superb little footballer Luka Modric had enough experience to take advantage of us on the night. We owe that to ourselves - and I know we will.
England remain in the tournament and still have to play the third place play-off - dubbed "the game no-one wants to play" against Belgium at 3pm on Saturday, July 14.
"I'm anxious, but I've got my fingers crossed", said 27-year-old Charlie Conroy as the clock ticked away. "It looked like as the game advanced, we improved physically and that was impressive".
"It was a tough game, a 50-50 game, I'm sure we'll look back at stuff we could have done better but we worked as hard as we could". It is an opportunity lost. "They have a day off and we'll assess them tomorrow".
Before the World Cup started I said I would give my home up to see Croatia become World Champions!
France, then captained by current national coach Didier Deschamps, ended Croatia's dream run when they won 2-1 in the semi-finals before going on to claim the title.
"I'm feeling really confident", said Danny Stroud, 26, who was among supporters watching the game before Croatia scored their equaliser.
"They can keep doing their stuff and we will play on Sunday". Hopefully, he does well, he is a good friend of mine. "I thought that might be the turning point for us".
Mr Trump will then travel to Windsor Castle to meet the Queen before heading to Scotland for a private part of the four-day visit. The proposal was debated in parliament where Trump was heavily criticized. "The mayor of London should be ashamed of himself".
Del Potro too noted the change in conditions but appeared to relish the chance to slide around a bit more on the grass. Isner has yet to be broken at this year's tournament and saved the only break point he faced on Wednesday.
Chance was nominated in the same category a year ago for "Last Christmas", a song he co-wrote for SNL's "Jingle Barack" sketch. It is worth noting that this is the first year that WWE was able to get their programming on the preliminary ballot.
Hospital director Chaiwetch Thanapaisal told a news conference that the boys would have to stay in hospital for up to 10 days. The exact mechanics of the rescue bid were closely guarded during the operation, but details have since dribbled out.
China Tower, the world's largest mobile tower operator, has won approval for an IPO that could raise up to $10 billion. According to Lei Jun , its founder and CEO, Xiaomi is a company that "can do hardware, e-commerce and Internet ".
CNN was told the boys were exploring the caves on June 23 with their coach when they were trapped inside by heavy seasonal rains. Narongsak Osottanakorn told a news conference the latest rescue operation began at about 10:08 am local time.
The game features hundreds of weapons and thousands of customization options to keep things fresh and unique-looking. In fact, the game has more than 38-million registered players, according to the Digital Extremes news release.
The motoring giant has been forced to lay off thousands of workers over the years over the company's lack of new auto models. Fiat has promised that, with its new investment scheme, all employees will be able to return to full employment by 2022.
The supplemental draft will take place on Wednesday at 11 AM MT, with a predetermined order that is not known by the teams. Alexander and Beal are two of the more talented prospects to enter the Supplemental Draft in a few years.
Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, which will determine whether to recommend him to the full Senate. He also was a key aide to Kenneth Starr during Starr's investigation of President Bill Clinton, worked on behalf of George W.