It was a bit of an ignominious end to England's World Cup run today. They've been shaky the whole tournament, and while parts of today's game showed them at their best, it put them up against a much more solid team. That this team was also their arch-enemy Germany gave the whole event a more fateful tinge, but England have more or less been cruising for defeat the whole time. Which, it must be said, was something of a surprise, since their qualification for the 2010 World Cup was done in fairly healthy style. Not outstanding, but much better than what's been on display the past fortnight. Doubtless much national blood-letting will now occupy many acres of newsprint, as the press tries to work out who to blame. Joy.
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