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More disappointment for Young Lions

29 Jun 2013 21:47:03

More disappointment for Young Lions

England made another miserable tournament exit as Peter Taylor's side crashed out of the the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey following a 2-0 loss to Egypt.

Needing a victory to advance from the group stage after starting their campaign with successive draws, England failed to make their superiority count and were doomed once Trezeguet curled Egypt in front 11 minutes from time.

Ross Barkley had been denied before the break and Eric Dier did curl a free-kick against the bar midway through the second half before Harry Kane fluffed a golden chance to level, but Hassan Ahmed's stoppage-time effort piled further humiliation onto an England outfit that slumped to the bottom of Group E as Iraq and Chile advanced.

England have now gone 16 matches without a win at this level and a summer that promised so much will instead trigger another bout of navel-gazing.


PA

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