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The summer will be long gone before the Italians come to terms with the magnitude and above all the manner of their 2-1 defeat by France in the European Championship final.

As Dino Zoff's players trooped out of the Feyernoord Stadium on Sunday night, their eyes bloodshot from tears, there was little talk of pride and achievement.