England fans were left fuming as BBC iPlayer went down minutes before the end of the Three Lions’ crunch game with Sweden.
Viewers said the streaming service, funded by the licence fee, cut off with just a few minutes left of the match against Sweden, which England won 2-0.
Fans were angry at not able to see the final minutes of the first quarter-final World Cup game England has won since 1990.
There was further bad news for tennis fans, as iPlayer stopped working when England’s Kyle Edmund began his match against Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon.
“Watching the football on the iPlayer app and as it went into extra time the bloody app crashed!! Couldn’t believe it,” Jas the trucker tweeted.
Craig Errington tweeted: “Did BBC iPlayer suddenly go offline for anyone else? Missing the last few mins of England game.”
David Carr added: “iPlayer goes down with three minutes to go…
“BBC I want a full refund of my licence fee and a restaurant voucher minimum as compo #fuming.”
Others were not impressed with the BBC iPlayer Twitter account tweeting: “It’s coming home.”
Jeremy Mortimer replied: “We wouldn’t know – iPlayer crashed for most of us with three minutes to go…”
Ihab El-Alami added: “Annoyed as those last three minutes and celebration after missed from eternal memory.”
“Fix it! What a way to ruin the biggest moment so far in 28 years,” Mark Wendl said.
Wimbledon fan Alex Shorey added: “@BBCiPlayer what the hell wrong with iplayer will not work since the match ended.
“Tennis is working every other channel except after the football. Great NOT!! NOT HAPPY.”
England’s football team now face either Russia or Croatia in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
A BBC spokesman said: “We’re aware that some people were experiencing technical issues and are looking into the cause. We apologise to anyone who was affected.”