England's love affair with Hong Kong ended on the scrapheap of broken dreams - the biggest one being the desire to become the only country to hold both World Cups in XVs and sevens. England coach Mike Friday wiped a tear away before settling down to a post-match interview, just minutes after Fijian legend Waisale Serevi had destroyed England's hopes on the pitch by scoring the sudden-death try in the very first minute of extra-time in a tension-packed semi-final. 'Our dream was to hold both World Cups and become the only country to do so. But you don't have a divine right to hold both cups and that's why it has not been done before,' a disappointed Friday said after their 24-19 loss. 'It was nip and tuck all the way and it could have gone either way. But I'm proud of the way the guys performed. They played their hearts out and if not for a couple of questionable decisions at the breakdown, we might have won.' Friday revealed that England were down to only 10 fit men with both flying wingers Richard Haughton and Ugo Monye carrying injuries going into the final day. Both Ugo and Richard were declared unfit. We decided to take a gamble with Richard and played him, but Ugo was unable to continue,' Friday said. He said he would ask match officials for clarification about the way the breakdown had been officiated. 'There were a couple of decisions which we felt were questionable and I will be asking for clarification. But having said that, the game is finished and the result says Fiji has won. Today things didn't go our way. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.' On Saturday, England scraped into the cup competition thanks to a controversial match-winning try by captain Simon Amor against Samoa when he appeared to make a double movement as he scored. That try was given. But yesterday, like Friday said, it was England's turn to be on the receiving end. Trailing Fiji 19-7, with just three minutes remaining, England came back strongly. First Anthony Roques touched down to make it 19-14 and then Amor quickly took a tap penalty and scampered over by the left-corner flag to level the score. All eyes were on Ben Gollings as he took the conversion, but his left-footed attempt was just adrift of the right upright and the match was into extra-time. England kicked off and Fiji knocked on. England won their scrum, but failed to get a player into the clear and from the next breakdown, the ball slipped loose from the hands of an England player on the deck. Serevi was on it in a flash and, picking it up, decided to take it upon himself to make a diagonal 25-metre run to the right corner. Gollings tried desperately to tackle him, but Serevi and Fiji were not to be denied, and when he dived over to score, England's dreams came tumbling down.