, Adam Bostock
England bounced out
Adam Bostock has been tracking England's progress in South Africa...
World Cup Reds
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: Germany 4-1 EnglandPreviously
... read Gemma Thompson's archived blog on the group stagesSunday 27 June
17:30 Not only is England's World Cup campaign over, so too is this blog.
Thanks to everyone who has read and contributed to it since Thursday - and to the previous group-stage blog written by Gemma Thompson. Here's to better luck for Wayne Rooney and his team-mates in the 2014 World Cup... but hey, let's qualify (not to mention play in the 2012 European Championships) first.
Here's wishing Wayne and Michael Carrick a good holiday now, so they come back fresh and ready for United later this summer.17:00
Germany were worthy victors and will now go on to meet Argentina - or Javier Hernandez's Mexico - in the quarter-finals. Chicharito is the last United man standing in South Africa, at least until 21:15 tonight when his last-16 tie is due to finish.16:50 Full-time: Germany 4-1 England.
The World Cup dream is over, and the years of hurt will continue. And despite the controversy surrounding what would have been an equaliser 'scored' by Frank Lampard at 2-1, the result was right. England were awful at the back - Fabio Capello's men got what their defending deserved.16:36
Gerrard is denied a goal by Neuer's fine save. That could have made the last 10 minutes more interesting than the German stroll we'll probably continue to witness.16:33
England will do well now to avoid conceding a fifth - the Germans would love to reverse the 5-1 thrashing they suffered in a home World Cup qualifier in 2001. They've already balanced out the bounced-down goal that was wrongly given against them in the 1966 final, by the infamous Russian linesman. Lampard's goal today should have stood but whether it would have kept Capello's men in the competition, I'm not so sure.16:25 Goal! Germany 4-1 England.
Ouch. England are ripped apart for a