Theo Walcott: Young players learned a lot

Theo Walcott believes England's young stars will benefit hugely from the experience of Euro 2012, despite the team's quarter-final elimination by Italy.

Walcott told ITV Sport's Gabriel Clarke: "There are so many young players that have learnt a lot of experience tonight, me being one of them. It is one of the biggest matches I've been involved in.

"We can learn from that and hopefully we'll be stronger going into the qualifiers for the World Cup and hopefully we'll be there."