Congratulations to Italy. They deserved to win as they scored two sublime goals and played the game to the bitter end in the right spirit and style.

Why - I haven’t seen so many Germans lying on the turf in crumpled, disconsolate heaps since Barcelona in May 1999.

At times, the BBC made me feel I was the only person in England not supporting our new best friends, Germany.

Still, if I had just enjoyed a 6 weeks, all expenses paid holiday in Germany, enjoying the hospitality watching all the World Cup games, I would probably feel the same.

As for France versus Portugal, that’s a tricky one. I can’t decide who I want to miss the decisive penalty more - Onnn-Reeee or Ronaldo.