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Euro 2012: England v Italy

Minute-by-minute updates from England's quarter-final against Italy

  • Penalties are underway.

    Italy: 4

    England: 2

    Italy go through to the semi-finals against Germany and England are out.
    6/24/2012 8:43:06 PM
  • Latest score: England 0 Italy 0
    6/24/2012 7:31:22 PM
  • You can tweet us your comments of the game by using hash tag #IndyEngland
    6/24/2012 6:31:01 PM
  • Welcome to the Independent's live blog of the England vs Italy Euro 2012 quarter-final.
    6/24/2012 6:30:22 PM
  • Goal disallowed
    6/24/2012 9:07:59 PM
  • 115 mins ET: Italy score, but it's ruled offside! Thrilling stuff!
    6/24/2012 9:08:50 PM
  • fan reaction for this game has been amazing!
    6/24/2012 9:09:05 PM
  • Ha, Balotelli is so overrated, what has he actually done other than fluff a load of chances. #IndyEngland
  • 117 mins ET: It's all Italy. England have had nothing and they're playing for penalties. I'm more worried about if we can get to that.
    6/24/2012 9:10:08 PM
  • 118 mins ET: This is absolutely nail biting. Hart has resigned himself to penalties and slowly takes a goal kick. England look beat.
    6/24/2012 9:10:50 PM
  • Inches offside. Lady Luck is smiling. #IndyEngland
  • this games gonna give me a heart attack! #IndyEngland
  • 119 mins ET: Italy are teasing the ball around the English box. Montolivo finally fires a shot and it goes wide.
    6/24/2012 9:12:09 PM
  • 120 mins ET: Gerrard is rallying the troops and asking for a final push. England look more like they need to defend as Diamanti prepares to whip another into the box.
    6/24/2012 9:12:50 PM
  • 120 mins ET: Henderson looks completely lost. Bold decision to bring him on for cool-headed Parker when penalties are looming.
    6/24/2012 9:13:34 PM
  • 120 mins ET: End of extra time. Penalties.
    6/24/2012 9:13:48 PM
  • How're we all feeling about penalties? Anxious? I am! Tweet us how you feel #IndyEngland
    6/24/2012 9:15:14 PM
  • While tension mounts, just a word to say thank you to all who have commented and tweeted. Lots of love for the Indy from you guys. Great stuff.
    6/24/2012 9:16:29 PM
  • I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!
    #IndyEngland
  • Here we go, c'mon England. We know you can do it! #IndyEngland
  • We're gonna win the pens, Joe Hart moment. #IndyEngland
    by GordonEHumphrey via twitter edited by Simon Rice 6/24/2012 9:16:46 PM
  • I'm. So. Nervous. #IndyEngland
  • Italy will take first. Balotelli steps up.
    6/24/2012 9:18:48 PM
  • GOAL He scores.
    6/24/2012 9:19:06 PM
  • Gerrard steps up...
    6/24/2012 9:19:31 PM
  • Goal he scores. 1-1
    6/24/2012 9:20:00 PM
  • MONTOLIVO MISSES
    6/24/2012 9:20:28 PM
  • England could go 2-1 on penalties here.
    6/24/2012 9:20:44 PM
  • Rooney steps up...
    6/24/2012 9:20:52 PM
  • Goal he scores. 2-1
    6/24/2012 9:21:17 PM
  • Pirlo steps up for Italy. They really need this.
    6/24/2012 9:21:45 PM
  • Goal he scores with a cheeky chip. 2-2
    6/24/2012 9:22:10 PM
  • Young steps up for England...
    6/24/2012 9:22:32 PM
  • He's hit the bar! Miss!
    6/24/2012 9:22:42 PM
  • England make us proud!!!! #indyengland
  • Nocerino steps up...
    6/24/2012 9:23:15 PM
  • Italy score.
    6/24/2012 9:23:35 PM
  • Cole steps up...
    6/24/2012 9:24:07 PM
  • He misses.
    6/24/2012 9:24:12 PM
  • England need to save this next penalty.
    6/24/2012 9:24:22 PM
  • Cole will be absolutely gutted.
    6/24/2012 9:24:33 PM
  • Diamanti steps up...
    6/24/2012 9:24:38 PM
  • Scores. Italy are through.
    6/24/2012 9:24:46 PM
  • This certainly stings. England were, however, fortunate to get to this stage in the game with Italy dominating the latter of the second half and beyond.
    6/24/2012 9:26:19 PM
  • It has been a pleasure bringing you live updates and I'm sorry we couldn't drum up that little bit more luck for England.
    6/24/2012 9:26:53 PM
  • You can find us tweeting at @Independent @TheIndyFootball @TheIndySport and I'm on @Jamie__Lewis.
    6/24/2012 9:27:25 PM
  • Thank you for your participation - you've been fantastic. Catch our coverage of the rest of Euro 2012 on the Independent website at www.independent.co.uk.
    6/24/2012 9:28:10 PM
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