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Dream Ends For England's Heartbroken Fans
Heavy-hearted England fans expressed their frustration and sadness that Roy Hodgson's side has been forced out of Euro 2012.
Ever since the World Cup in 1990 the curse of the penalty shoot-out has followed supporters.
The Olympic Stadium in Kiev is now just the latest stage where the jinx has struck.
England fanatic Scott Shaw, from Warwick, has been on the road for three weeks attending every game in Euro 2012.
He told Sky News: "I'm genuinely heartbroken - I fully believed this was our time.
"I knew it would go to penalties, I didn't expect the Italians to win that though. Only England can lose having taken the lead in the shoot-out."
England fans streamed out of the Olympic stadium with their Euro 2012 journey now at an end.
Dave Swanley, from Chester, said: "As soon as it went to penalties I thought, 'Game over'.
"But to be fair the best team won and we've had a great time. People wrote the tournament off before it started but it's been brilliant."
As the whistle blew on the second half of extra time the England fans' chant of 'Hodgson's Barmy Army' rang out across the stadium.
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They were joined by Ukrainian fans in England shirts, many of whose faces were painted red and white.
Yuri Vasilyev, from Kiev, said: "As soon as Ukraine were knocked out I was praying for England. I am very sad for them now because people in England will blame them for this."
Christophe Roux, from Paris, was also rooting for England. "I know we're supposed to be rivals but with players like Rooney you have to respect England. He didn't make his mark tonight but I do think defensively England were brilliant."
Mike Barnsley, from Chester, spent £800 on a plane ticket to Kiev.
He told Sky News: "We came out here at the last minute because we thought something potentially great and new was about to happen with England, but tonight they proved nothing has changed.
"As usual we got ahead of ourselves - we were thinking about facing Germany in Warsaw when we should have focused on Italy."