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They say that no one remembers who finishes second but Euro 2020 failure will haunt England for years

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Writing on the wall: A mural of Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterlng that went up in south London after the final. Credit: Tony Hicks/AP

Writing on the wall: A mural of Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterlng that went up in south London after the final. Credit: Tony Hicks/AP

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Writing on the wall: A mural of Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterlng that went up in south London after the final. Credit: Tony Hicks/AP

It wasn’t exactly the answer the CBS TV guy had been anticipating.

We were in the bowels of the Giants Stadium, and my American colleague had just asked Jack Charlton “what was going through your mind, sir?” when Ray Houghton’s dipping shot beat Gianluca Pagliuca to put the Republic of Ireland 1-0 up against Italy.


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