England are out of another major tournament. In the quarter-finals. On penalties. Having been outplayed and outpassed. Not outfought but completely outthought. For ED, the defining image of a rather humbling exit to Italy was Andrea Pirlo's Panenka penalty: a moment of sublime thought, which through a combination of technique and poise sent England hurtling off in the wrong direction.
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