Bravo! The Three Tenors know a classic performance when they see one, whether it's onstage or on the soccer field.

Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras sent congratulations to England's soccer team and its manager Glenn Hoddle for a "heroic" performance in a gritty match. England was eliminated from the World Cup by Argentina in a penalty kick shootout after the game ended 2-2."Having seen the heroics performed by all of you on Tuesday night, we would like to send you our commiserations but also our congratulations on such a classic performance," they wrote.