Ok, ok, so England had to play a man down because Rooney couldn't control his temper (Must be something about the number 9; I wouldn't have thrown him out, though). But to blame their exit entirely on him? Um, no. There's no way of knowing whether England would've scored and spared themselves a penalty-kick loss if they didn't have to play a man down. Bottom line: If you can't score more than one penalty shot (one that the goalie even got his hand on, at that), you don't deserve to win. End of story. Hated to see them go down, but Portugal was just the better side.
Now, let's see whether France can put Brazil down which, after the first half, is making an all-European semifinal round a distinct possibility. (Photo from the London Sun)