ROY Hodgson’s 26-man England squad has provisionally lost on penalties to a provisional Spain squad.
It has been revealed that England is due to win its group before struggling past Croatia in extra-time, finally losing to Spain on penalties with John Stones missing the crucial spot-kick in sudden death.
Roy Hodgson said: “Obviously I’m provisionally gutted for the lads and especially for John who has understandably taken the news badly.
“He’ll be wishing he hadn’t blasted that hypothetical penalty over the bar, but then again Wayne Rooney will think he shouldn’t have scuffed that presumed chance wide from six yards with five minutes left in extra-time.
“I’ve offered the Football Association my provisional resignation which they’ve provisionally accepted.”
England fans received the news of their provisional exit from Euro 2016 with disappointment but admitted it was convenient to be able to plan for the summer.
Supporter Wayne Hayes said: “I’m devastated, but at least it’s nice to have a little bit of notice. I’m going to smash a few car windows in advance.”