Portugal (AP)After 90 minutes, England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson was leading France 1-0 – and then Zinedine Zidane struck with a free kick and game-winning penalty in three minutes of injury time.
France 2, England 1.
“Suddenly, one free kick and one penalty destroyed the evening for us,” Eriksson said. “Football is tough sometimes. We are a little bit down in the dressing room, but it is important tomorrow morning that we keep our heads up.”
Instead of leading Group B, England is at the bottom with two group matches remaining against Switzerland and Croatia.
To make it even more painful, England captain David Beckham missed a penalty 20 minutes from the end with the team leading through Frank Lampard’s 38th minute header. Beckham struck the spot kick well but it was brilliantly saved by his former Manchester United teammate, Fabien Barthez.0