Earlier, it was also said that the English team had been practising their penalty kicks during the training session, as they were eager to reach the semi-finals of the competition. But, it is different thing all together to score during training session and scoring in a competitive match with stadium full of supporters. This time around, it was Ashley Cole and Young who were the culprits, after they failed to convert their penalties.
The scenes after the penalty shoot out had contrasting scenes, as expected. The Italians were seen rejoicing after the triumph, whereas English players were very sad after their exit. But, this was expected , as one of the teams had to be kicked out of the Championship and unfortunately for the English fans and the players they were once again knocked out of the competition after penalty kicks.
England has been knocked out of the competition and their dream of winning their first European Championship still remains a dream. They had a good chance during in the 2012 edition, as they had players, who were in good form along with a squad with rich blend of youth and experience. At the end of the day, Italy needs to be given credit for their performance during the game, where they had better ball possession and shots on goal than England.
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