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Heartbreak for lads

Posted on 21 July 2008  - 12:00

Danny Rose and David Button have experienced the heartbreak of a group stage exit at the European Under-19 Championships with England, despite a convincing 3-0 win over Greece on Sunday.    

Heartbreak for lads

Danny Rose and David Button have experienced the heartbreak of a group stage exit at the European Under-19 Championships with England, despite a convincing 3-0 win over Greece on Sunday.

The lads knew nothing less than a win would do as they looked to book their place in this week's semi-finals having taken just one point from their opening two games.

Brian Eastick's side needed hosts Czech Republic to do them a favour and beat Italy in Mlada Boleslav, but the Azzuri ran out 4-3 winners, sending the Young Lions home early as a result.

But Danny and David can hold their heads up high after some good performances over the three games, especially Sunday's win in Liberec.

Danny was heavily involved in much of England's early dominance, creating chances for Daniel Sturridge and Freddie Sears in the first half.

Manchester City's Ben Mee broke the deadlock three minutes after the break before Danny saw one of his own shots cleared off the line.

Goalkeeper David was soon called into action and had to make two key saves as Greece pressed for an equaliser, but further goals from Sears and Sturridge killed the game off.

However it was not to be this time, but as a result of reaching this stage, England have qualified for next summer's Under-20 World Cup in Egypt, in which both Danny and David will be hoping to be involved.