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Gerrard vows to continue as captain of England after Three Lions fly home
26/06/2012 by Dailymail
England are heading home from the European Championships following their penalty shootout heartbreak at the hands of Italy.The Three Lions have left their Krakow base after Sunday night's agonising quarter-final defeat.Speaking at this afternoon's press conference, a visibly dejected Steven Gerrard insisted he will not walk away as captainDejected: Hodgson attempts to put ... Full Story »
How they fared at Euro 2012
26/06/2012 by The Sun
EUR ALL RIGHT ... Joe Hart had a steady tournament for EnglandJOE HARTFOUR solid performances but, sadly, couldn’t save a penalty against Italy.He looked the part and is destined to become one of the best keepers in the world. Would surely help if Roy Hodgson instructed him to throw the ball out instead of going for long, hit-and-hope clearances that so often meant Englan... Full Story »
We must do more than defend
26/06/2012 by The Sun
PAINFUL EXIT ... England defender JohnsonGLEN JOHNSON admits England will never be top contenders at major tournaments until they learn to keep the ball.As the inquests into Sunday’s shootout defeat by Italy got under way, the Liverpool full-back delivered a searinglyhonest assessment of the team’s Euro 2012 campaign.While Roy Hodgson’s men get an A for effort and commitment... Full Story »
Worth a try! Cheeky England fan used his last-ditch tackle to put off Diamanti
26/06/2012 by Dailymail
England players had practiced, Joe Hart had researched the history of those expected to take penalties for Italy, and the rest of the nation watched and hoped for the bit of luck that's needed i these situations.  And then a fan went one step further in his bid to give England the edge in their shootout with the Azzurri, dropping his pants in a desperate attempt to put of... Full Story »
FA race rage: Police probe Twitter abuse aimed at England fall-guys
26/06/2012 by Dailymail
The FA stood up for England’s two shootout flops on Monday night by branding racist Twitter attacks on them as ‘appalling and unacceptable’.Police have started an investigation into offensive abuse aimed at Ashley Young and Ashley Cole shortly after they failed to score from the spot in the Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy.The FA, in backing both players as Roy Hodgson’... Full Story »
You've got to change, Roy... two years to rebuild England team for Brazil 2014 test
26/06/2012 by Dailymail
With his tie pulled down and his top button undone, Roy Hodgson had the look of a man who had endured a rough night.But in his final press conference before returning home with an England side chastened by their European Championship defeat by Italy, Hodgson at least acknowledged that a period of radical change now had to follow.He spoke of a ‘revolution’, of a younger... Full Story »
Rooney wasn't good enough! Hodgson admits suspended striker did not live up to expectations
26/06/2012 by Dailymail
Roy Hodgson admits Wayne Rooney failed to live up to expectations as England crashed out of Euro 2012 but insists the fitness of the striker was not an issue.Head coach Hodgson was aware of the pressure on Rooney to perform at his best after returning from a two-match ban for his sending off against Montenegro in a qualifying game last October.But, after scoring the winne... Full Story »
UK police inquiry into alleged Euro 2012 racist tweets
26/06/2012 by Zeenews.india
LONDON (Reuters) - Police have launched an inquiry into alleged online racist abuse against two England soccer players after their missed penalties resulted in the team's Euro 2012 quarter-final exit on Sunday.English premier league players Ashley Cole and Ashley Young were singled out for comments on the online social networking service Twitter after they both failed t... Full Story »
Cameron said beaten England did 'country proud'
26/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
British Prime Minister David Cameron said the England football team had made "the country proud" following their exit from Euro 2012 after a quarter-final defeat by Italy in a penalty shoot-out.Cameron, speaking on Monday, said he had watched Sunday's match in Kiev on television and joked that as the game, which ended goalless after extra-time, wore on he felt it would end i... Full Story »
Joe reveals Euro Hart-break
25/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Keeper thought it was going to be England's nightJoe Hart: Goalkeeper thought it was going to be England's night against ItalyJoe Hart admits he thought it was going to be England's night against Italy after expressing his disappointment at the team's elimination from Euro 2012.England had ridden their luck at times in the group phase, but won two of their three games t... Full Story »