The nation ground to a halt as the Three Lions slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Belgium in the final fixture of Group G, in what was an open and competitive game, despite both managers resting key players.
May also gave Michel an England shirt before the match - which she quipped was "the equaliser" - although officials said it did not bear a name or number.
There weren't high expectations around Gareth Southgate's team but they are on a high and the fans / banter merchants are loving it.
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In the first half, Tunisia took their time too much in imposing themselves upon the game and were punished by going behind. This is the fifth World Cup for Tunisia , who will look for only their second win in tournament history on Thursday.
Alexander-Arnold's corners and free-kicks were a mixed bag, but he did himself proud on his competitive worldwide debut. England are now on two yellows to the three of Belgium.
"But of course if Belgium wins England will probably get an easier ride in the next round so perhaps it is one of those win-win scenarios". "When the coach [Hernan Dario Gomez] said we were coming here to learn, that is exactly what he meant", explained Baloy.
Both Belgium and England had been sure to qualify for the next round of the World Cup, so the result is of little importance, but national pride remains a potent force.
For Mane personally, it has been a disjointed tournament, with only glimpses of his Reds brilliance and not enough influential magic.
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While this overloaded side of the bracket may seem a bit unfair to contenders looking to take home the World Cup, it will undoubtedly make for some unbelievable football. At this point of the tournament the weaker teams have been weeded out, and we have the best of the best taking one another on in a win-or-go-home scenario.
Ultimately, though, the prospect of meeting Germany in the quarter-finals is no more.
Feel free to mock me when none of them are right! Then there's Luis Suarez leading an Uruguay team that remembers its fourth-place finish in 2010 and would like another crack at its first World Cup title since 1950. Fear not, though, because the round of 16 starts on Saturday, with two crackers lined up.
As the tournament played out, the bracket proved to grow somewhat unbalanced, resulting in a "side of death" that features four of the top five teams in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings - Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, and Argentina - all competing for one spot in the final.
Belgium player's goal celebration goes horribly wrong at World Cup
The striker himself responded to the clips in the immediate aftermath of the game. However, Batshuayi's celebration may have left him with a slight headache.