Prince William just made an emotional statement about the World Cup

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    Last night saw the long-awaited World Cup semi final, seeing England take on Croatia in the furthest match we’ve got to as a country in 28 years.

    While unfortunately England didn’t make it through to Sunday’s final, the team can come home with their heads held high, making us all proud. Can Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane get knighthoods already?

    Two people who haven’t been exempt from the excitement are football fans, Princes William and Harry, whose passion for the sport is well known, both attending the World Cup in the past.

    Despite being unable to attend this year, asked to boycott the sporting event following the Salisbury poisoning of former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, the two princes showed their support to their team.

    ‘You wanted to make history @England and you are doing just that,’ Prince William tweeted proudly after their win in the quarter finals. ‘This has been an incredible #WorldCup run and we’ve enjoyed every minute. You deserve this moment – Football’s Coming Home! W.’

    After yesterday’s match, the 36-year-old prince took to his Twitter once more to write a message to the national team.

    ‘I know how disappointed @england must feel right now but I couldn’t be more proud of this team and you should hold your heads high,’ he wrote. ‘You’ve had an incredible #WorldCup, made history, and gave us fans something to believe in. We know there is more to come from this @england team. W’

    Prince Harry however has been a lot more hesitant to talk football, reportedly afraid to jinx the results.

    While on his royal tour in Dublin, Prince Harry was asked whether football was coming home, something he chose not to answer – just in case.

    ‘I asked him “so is football coming home?” But he refused to say it,’ explained former Irish rugby star Brian O’Driscoll. ‘I think he just said he isn’t as confident as everyone else about England winning tomorrow. He said he won’t say it because he doesn’t want to jinx it.’

    Well done to the whole team – you’ve been amazing.

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