1996 is the last time that England reached the semi-finals of a major tournament. 2006 the last time they reached the final 8.
There seems to be a massive discord between the domestic leagues, which are probably the strongest in the world, and the national team, who barely concern the continent’s big players.
For success, England have to look back to 1996, and look back they do, fondly. And even then it ended in heartbreak. Nice kit, though.
Portugal Away 2012
An international tournament wouldn’t be complete without the sight of Cristiano Ronaldo, sat on the pitch, head bowed, crying after he has, once again, failed to single-handedly drag his inferior teammates to a trophy victory.
Portugal lost the 2012 semi-final to Spain on penalties. Ronaldo, who was fifth to take, didn’t even have a chance to step up.