During the trophy presentation, England’s players were given a guard of honour by Italy as they collected their runners-up medals.
But many of England’s players, including Rashford, Sancho, Shaw, Jack Grealish, Mason Mount and Kyle Walker, immediately removed their medals after they were presented by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.
Speaking after England’s defeat, captain Harry Kane said: ‘The boys couldn’t have given more.
‘Penalties are the worst thing in the world when you lose them. It’s been a fantastic tournament, we should be proud and hold our heads up high, but it’s going to hurt now.
‘It’s going to hurt for a while, but we’re on the right track and we’re building. Hopefully we can progress next year.
‘We played against a very good side and got off to the perfect start. We maybe dropped a little bit too deep, sometimes when you score that early, it’s easy to soak up the pressure and hold onto that. They had a lot of the ball, but we looked fairly in control.
‘We didn’t create too many chances, they got the breakthrough from a set piece and after that, it was probably 50/50. We had a few half chances in extra time and then penalties are penalties. We went through our process and the boys did everything they could, but it just wasn’t our night.
‘Anyone can miss a penalty. We win together, we lose together and we’ll grow from it. It will give us more motivation to do well in the World Cup next year.’
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