England team home after defeat

The England team has returned home following their Euro 2012 defeat against Italy. Earlier Steven Gerrard told reporters at a press conference he "loved" the experience of being England captain and he intends to carry on in the role.

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Three arrests after Italian football fans attacked in Bedford

A group of Engand supporters attacked Italian fans in Bedford last night. Credit: ITV Anglia

Three people have been arrested after Italian football fans were attacked in Bedford last night.

Police were forced to close roads after disorder broke out following England’s defeat in the European Championship quarter-final match against Italy.

A group of England supporters headed towards a cavalcade of Italian supporters and caused damage to a number of vehicles. One person was assaulted, although not seriously.

England fans in Kiev the morning after

"We just weren't good enough, unfortunately," disappointed England fan Sandra, in Kiev, told ITV Daybreak.

Another was more optimistic:

"I'm devastated, but I think it was a good grounding for 2014. We blooded some youngsters - it was good to see Henderson on the pitch."

"It was a good tournament. Let's back Roy," he added.

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England fans reflect on another penalty defeat

More than 6,000 England fans were left dejected in Kiev after Ashley Young and Ashley cole missed penalties, giving Italy a 4-2 win on penalties.

England fans react to the full time whistle Credit: Press Association
More than 6,000 people were in the stadium to see England lose 4-2 on penalties
Fans react to the full time whistle after an agonising penalty shootout. Credit: Press Association

England's anguish

Wayne Rooney wipes his eyes after losing to Italy. Credit: Press Association

The anguish of the England team was obvious on the faces of the players tonight.

Andy Carroll after the penalty shootout Credit: Press Association
England's Joleon Lescott and Jordan Henderson after the final whistle Credit: Press Association
England goalkeeper Joe Hart dejected after the penalty shootout defeat. Credit: Press Association

Captain Steven Gerrard told ITV Sport he sympathised with both Ashley Young and Ashley Cole, but said that Italy were the better team.

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England fans 'subdued'

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Holt, who is representing the British police contingent in Ukraine for the Association of Chief Police Officers, said there were no reports of disorder following England's disappointing lose against Italy.

The England supporters are subdued and there are no issues at all

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