Captain Steven Gerrard insisted England's heartbroken players had done the country proud after their 4-2 penalty shootout defeat to Italy in the Euro 2012 quarter-final.

"The players have given everything. I thought we might have the luck in the penalty shootout this time but it wasn't to be, - Gerrard said. - When you get your nose in front during a shootout, you just hope you can hang on but credit to Italy, they got the luck in the shootout. The lads at the back were fantastic, we have done the country proud but we go home heartbroken and that is hard to take."

As a reminder, on June 24, the in the quarterfinals match of Euro England lost 4-2 on penalties to Italy after a goalless 120 minutes. The match was held in Kiev at the NSC "Olympic" stadium.


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