The Second, Third and Fourth Times as Farce

England go out to the first decent side they meet in the knock-out stages, in a quarter final to a team managed by Scolari, etc. But at least there’s a new name — David Beckham’s, no less — to inscribe in fiery letters in the annals of embarrassing penalty misses alongside Stuart Pearce, Gareth Southgate, David Batty…

The list goes on, doesn’t it?

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