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England finds lessons in heartbreaking loss

England finds lessons in loss

Originally Published: July 10, 2011
By Joanne C. Gerstner

FRANKFURT, Germany -- There is no way of easing the pain, the disappointment, not to mention the soreness of bodies, for Team England on Sunday.

Their World Cup is over, and now they will spend four years until the next one wondering what might have been. They packed their luggage and boarded a plane from Dusseldorf to London to end their nearly three-week trip.

The impact of Saturday's quarterfinal, a 1-all draw with France that was dramatically decided 4-3 in penalty kicks, was ...

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