Another of my quarter finalists fall by their own wayside.
But Ukraine may have good reason to complaine.
England know what it's like to be on the receiving end of official incompetence, but for once it was our opponents who were the victims. In days gone by, the English way would have been to stop the game, and inform the referee of the oversight, or bally well score an own goal to even things up in the right and proper manner.
Alack, that's not what sport's about these days And the co-hosts, shed of their co-stars Shevchenko and Voronin, bowed out of their own gig before anyone had the chance to shout 'encore' or the Ukrainian equivalent.