Last eight and out – More World Cup knockout pain for England

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England’s hopes of World Cup glory were dashed by a 2-1 defeat to France in the quarter-finals.

Since England’s failure to even qualify in 1994, this was the sixth time they have been eliminated in the knockout stages of the competition, with the exception being 2014 when Roy Hodgson’s side failed to get out of Group D.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the previous knockout stage exits.

Beckham sees red

Soccer – FIFA World Cup 2002 – England v Argentina – Japan
David Beckham was sent off before England lost to Argentina on penalties in 1998 (Adam Butler/PA)

Ronaldinho stuns Seaman

England v Brazil – England goalkeeper David Seaman
David Seaman was at fault as Brazil beat England in 2002 (Rui Vieira/PA)

Rooney sees red

Soccer – FIFA World Cup Quarter Final – England v Portugal – Gelsenkirchen
Ill-discipline cost England again when Wayne Rooney was sent off against Portugal (Martin Rickett/PA)

Lampard’s ghost goal

Soccer – 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa – Round Of 16 – Germany v England – Free State Stadium
Frank Lampard could not believe his goal was ruled out against Germany (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Semi-final heartache

Croatia v England – FIFA World Cup 2018 – Semi Final – Luzhniki Stadium
Croatia came from behind to beat England in the semi-finals four years ago (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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