I haven’t looked at the press yet, but who needs to? The same articles that appeared after other penalty shootouts will be recycled ad nauseam.<br /><br />The only point worth making is that Portugal deserved to win. They played attacking football, wanted to win, and it would have been a travesty if they had gone out of the tournament. England spent most of the game hoofing the ball up the pitch to clear the lines, only to be backed up again and again. Only once we went behind in extra time did we look like scoring, given that we actually had to.<br /><br />The disalowed goal will also be picked over, but Portugal had a shot cleared off the line that looked like a goal. We were not robbed, despite what the tabloids will say.<br /><br />Rooney’s injury was a blow, given the way he has played recently, but I’m not sure he would have made any difference. England will never win a major championship playing like this, and we should have no complaints.
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