God Refuses To Save The Queen

...but Portuguese goalie Ricardo saved just about everything. God left the queen hanging out to dry on penalty kicks, after 120 minutes of scoreless play. Penalties were 3-1 in favor of Portugal, and they'll be advancing to face the winner of Brazil/France in the semifinals.

And, unfortunately, a large part of the story will be another dubious red card. It went against Wayne Rooney, after he stepped on Ricardo Carvalho's balls (edit: and then shoved Cristiano Ronaldo). The wang stomp didn't look intentional, but he was sent off, leaving England a man down for much of the second half. And they missed him when it came down to kicks, as Gerrard, Lampard, and Carragher all missed.

Cristiano Ronaldo might want to push for a transfer to get himself out of the English Premier League, too. There was a heated confrontation between him and Rooney after Rooney's red card, and if Rooney doesn't beat his ass soon, some English hooligan probably will.

Brazil/France is at 3, for the last spot in the semifinals.

England 1-3 Portugal (pk) [FIFA World Cup]