The last quarter final, between England and Italy, was by far the most entertaining. During the first 30 minutes the game was very fast paced and both Italy and England had some good chances the open the score. Neither did, and the more the game progressed the further back England dropped and the more Italy started camping out in the England half of the pitch. Pirlo and the Italian midfield ruled the waves and the England defense was very busy. Italy failed to score, however, giving England another chance in overtime. Rooney had the winner on his boot, but failed in front of goal and so the game went to a penalty shoot out. Montolivo missed for Italy, giving the English the hope they could progress to the semi finals, but Ashley Young and Ashley Cole missed theirs too, giving Italy a deserved win and England another penalty trauma. [51 photos total]

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An England soccer fan drinks beer at the fan zone in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Italy fan with his face painted in the Italian flag colours cheers before their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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English soccer fans drink beer and sing in the fan zone in Kiev (ANATOLII STEPANOV/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Balotelli takes part in a warm up session before their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's players pose for photographers before their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Italy at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Players of team Italy pose for a team photo before the start of their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Abate challenges England's Young during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's Parker tries to tackle Italy's Pirlo during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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England's goalkeeper Hart dives for the ball from a shot by Italy's De Rossi which hit the post during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Buffon makes a save from the shot of England's Johnson during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Bonucci intercepts a low cross to England's Welbeck during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Bonucci and England's Rooney challenge for a high ball during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's Terry challenges Italy's Balotelli during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Abate challenges England's Rooney during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Cassano reacts next to Italy's Montolivo during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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England's Welbeck jumps for a header with Italy's Bonucci during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Balotelli tries to score against England's Hart during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's coach Prandelli shouts instructions to De Rossi during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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England's Gerrard controls the ball next to team mate Rooney during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Balotelli gestures during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Balotelli reacts after missing a chance to score next to England's goalkeeper Hart during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Italy's De Rossi shoots the ball during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's De Rossi reacts after missing a chance to score during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Balotelli collides with England's Terry as Hart turns away during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's Young and Italy's Abate react after collide during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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England's Gerrard stretches during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Balotelli collides with England's Hart during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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England's Rooney makes a bicycle kick past Italy's Nocerino during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Nocerino listens to coach Prandelli during a break in their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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England's coach Hodgson talks to Carroll during break in their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Italy at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's Carroll challenges Italy's goalkeeper Buffon during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's goalkeeper Hart dives for the ball from a shot by Italy's Diamanti which hit the post during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Match referee Proenca of Portugal holds ball during Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match between Italy and England at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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England's coach Hodgson instructs Rooney during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Italy at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Nocerino scores a goal, which was later disallowed during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's Gerrard scores a penalty goal against Italy's Buffon during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's Rooney scores a goal past Italy's goalkeeper Buffon during the penalty shoot-out of their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Pirlo scores a goal past England's goalkeeper Hart during the penalty shoot-out of their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Italy's goalkeeper Buffon makes a save from England's Cole during the penalty shoot-out at their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's goalkeeper Buffon makes a save from England's Cole during the penalty shoot-out at their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Diamanti celebrates after scoring a winning penalty goal against England's Joe Hart during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Diamanti celebrates with Buffon after scoring a winning penalty goal against England during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's team players celebrate their victory after the penalty shoot-out of their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against England at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's players react after losing their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Italy following a penalty shoot-out at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's Walcott reacts after their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Italy at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Italy's team players celebrate beating England after the penalty shoot-out of their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Italy's players celebrate victory against England after penalty shoot-out of their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's Young is comforted by team mate Terry as Rooney reacts after losing their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Italy following a penalty shoot-out at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's assistant coach Neville comforts England's Cole as coach Hodgson approaches and Young walks by after losing their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Italy following a penalty shoot-out at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's Hart shakes hands with Italy's Balotelli after their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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An England soccer fan reacts to their loss against Italy after their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #

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