Cameron said beaten England did 'country proud'
Published : 25 Jun 2012 21:17:33
British Prime Minister David Cameron said the England football team had made "the country proud" following their exit from Euro 2012 after a quarter-final defeat by Italy in a penalty shoot-out.
"I watched the match and I thought England showed a lot of heart, and a lot of spirit and a lot of dogged determination, as you'd expect," said Cameron.
"There were some brilliant individual performances and a real team effort but sadly, as has happened before, you sort of felt as you were watching that it will probably end on penalties and you knew how penalties may probably end," he added in a reference to England's record of now losing six out of seven shoot-outs since 1990.