The tabloids mourn England's exit from the World Cup today. The Star manages a "Fritz" on its front page and the Daily Mail a reference to the Second World War and the Battle of Britain with columnist Richard Littlejohn's comment: "If The Few defended as badly as England we'd all be speaking German now."
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