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Friday, 25 June 2004

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The Queen, the British prime minister and team captain quit their posts over England's shocking defeat by Portugal in the Euro2004.

‘How can I be the Queen of a nation that no longer rules the world,' asked an obviously embarrassed Queen.

Prime Minister Tony Blair said he could not bear to hear the news of the defeat after successive war victories in the Falklands and Iraq.

Captain David Beckham said the English were good losers. He said he would hang up his boot s and spend more time with his family, especially his wife Posh.

It was not clear who will take their places.

The entire nation was in a state of shock after the 5-6 defeat in the penalty shootout.

A British football fan in Portugal said she would give up her British citizenship and would apply for asylum in Portugal.

As a mark of solidarity, the British press has decided to blackout further coverage of the Euro2004 football feast in Portugal.

United States President George W Bush offered his heartfelt sympathies to England following their defeat. He said he would use his good offices and convince the European Union Parliament to ensure that England were included back in the tournament.
If the request was turned down, he said, the US would along with the British quit the European Union.

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