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World Cup: England's team taking a beating at home

England's soccer team came in for heavy criticism at home following the 4-1 loss to Germany that eliminated the team from the World Cup on Sunday.

British newspapers called upon coach Fabio Capello to resign after the loss and directed some of their ire at a  refereeing mistake that denied England's Frank Lampard a goal.

But the papers' anger was mainly directed at the players and Capello.

The Sun summed up the mood, devoting its front page to a banner headline: "You Let Your Country Down."

The back page of the mass-circulation tabloid read "Time's up, Fab" and printed a photo of the players alongside the statement: "Go -- and take these losers with you!"

-- Kevin Baxter in Johannesburg, South Africa

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