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Last Updated: Sunday June 27 2010 18:07 GMT

In pics: Germany boot England out of the World Cup

England players look gutted after losing to Germany

England's World Cup dreams are in tatters after being beaten 4-1 by Germany at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. It's their worst ever defeat in a World Cup.

Miroslav Klose scores past David James

After 20 minutes, a goalkick from Germany's Manuel Neuer sailed over John Terry's head and was picked up by Miroslav Klose, who scored his 50th international goal.

Lukas podolski celebrates his goal

Twelve minutes later, Lukas Podolski smashed the ball past goalie David James, from the left of the six-yard box. England's defenders were left stunned.

Mario Gomez of Germany is challenged by Matthew Upson

As the pace of play picked up, Matthew Upson headed in a shot for England to claw one back. Less than a minute later came the game's biggest talking point...

Manuel Neuer of Germany watches the ball bounce over the line from a Frank Lampard shot that hit the crossbar

A shot from Frank Lampard hit the crossbar and bounced into the goal, but it was missed by the referees and the scoreline stayed at 2-1.

Frank Lampard reacts as his goal isn't given

No wonder Frank looks so gutted. There were howls of disapproval by the players and thousands of fans, but it made no difference.

Thomas Mueller celebrates scoring the fourth goal past England's goalkeeper David James

After the break, things got worse for England as Thomas Muller scored twice in three minutes.

An England fan looking disappointed after England lose

England fans could only look on in horror as the final whistle signalled the end of England's World Cup campaign.

England captain Steven Gerrard with his hands on his head after England loses to Germany

Afterwards, England captain Steven Gerrard admitted things had gone wrong: "We made too many mistakes as a team and we got punished for it... We're out and we're suffering."

Fabio Capello

Now lots of people are talking about whether coach Fabio Capello will get the boot. He says he'll talk to England footie bosses, but he won't resign.