England's World Cup run is over, with a lot of people in certain parts of the world probably relieved that this is the case.
The hype train was just beginning to kick into overdrive ahead of their game against France last night, with some in the country beginning to get a bit overconfident on their chances of success in the tournament.
In the end, it was a case of the same old failings for Gareth Southgate's side. They played well at times, but they failed to show any sort of initiative to take the game to a high quality opponent. When the scores were level and they were on top in the second half, they never pushed for the winner.
Olivier Giroud would ultimately have the final say.
Olivier Giroud was once again the hero for France, thanks to this headed goal.
📺 Watch live on @rte2 and @rteplayer: https://t.co/1CdVcPaz8Z#FifaWorldCup #RTEsoccer #ENGFRA pic.twitter.com/3cyajFulcv
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) December 10, 2022
It was a missed opportunity for England.
Roy Keane summed things up well on ITV last night. While he said that England had played well in the game, the way France managed to get the result despite not being at their best was a sign of a team ready to win. The same cannot be said of the current English squad.
Of course, unlike many in the UK and Qatar this morning, the Cork man will not be upset about their elimination from tournament.
Apparently, a lot of people in Brazil haven't realised that.
Brazilian Twitter attacks Roy Keane
Roy Keane is not the most popular character in Brazil at the moment.
He criticised them earlier this week for their antics during the last-16 win over South Korea, believing their dancing while opening up a big lead in the game was 'disrespectful':
I don't like this. I know the point has been made about culture, but I think this is really disrespectful to the opposition. It's four and they are doing it every time.
I don't mind the first kind of jig, whatever they're doing. The one after that, and then the manager getting involved, I'm not happy with it, I don't think it's good at all.
Those comments were picked up in Brazil, with many unhappy with the pundit as a result.
Last night, they thought they had an opportunity to get their own back.
Virgin Media reporter Richard Chambers noticed a strange trend developing on Twitter in the aftermath of game: Brazilian accounts mocking Roy Keane over England's World Cup exit.
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) December 10, 2022
A quick look on the site would show you plenty of examples of Keane being called out by Brazilian accounts.
While the tweets are in Portuguese, a quick click on the translate button will give you an idea as to what is being said. Essentially, they were all asking Keane 'who is dancing now' after England's exit, that 'Keane's England' aren't dancing anymore.
Eai Roy Keane, a Inglaterra agora dançou 🤭
— Awdᶜʳᶠ (@lucasaug01) December 10, 2022
— Gleyson (@GleysonArajo3) December 10, 2022
E a Inglaterra do #RoyKeane que não dançou e no final das contas dançou também.
— Ronaldo Silva (@RonaldoSva) December 10, 2022
Roy Keane qual a sua opinião sobre a Inglaterra ter DANÇADO hoje?
— Luiza Estevao (@luizaestevaoo) December 10, 2022
Alguém sabe dizer se o Roy Keane já se manifestou sobre a Inglaterra ter dançado hoje? pic.twitter.com/UpIMtI3JFb
— André Kalil Rosenburg (@KalilRosenburg) December 10, 2022
E a culpa é do Roy Keane, culpa dele inglaterra vai ser nanica pelo resto da existência
— Fabricio⁷ 𝔉 (@FabricioVS7_) December 10, 2022
roy keane você prometeu que a inglaterra ganharia essa copa porque eles não gastam energia nenhuma dançando, cara cadê?
— lila 🇧🇷⚽❤️ (@layllipop) December 10, 2022
qual será o argumento do seboso do roy keane agora que a inglaterra tb saiu nas quartas mesmo sem fazer dancinha?
— darie (@tinybaekbyun) December 10, 2022
— Eduardo Ellery (@eduellery) December 10, 2022
It would seem that many of those involved assumed that Roy Keane was in fact English, so took this opportunity to mock him over his beloved Three Lions getting knocked out of the World Cup.
That's probably not the slam dunk that they think it is. A number of people in the replies would go on to point out that he is in fact Irish.
This was definitely one of the stranger Twitter pile-ons we have seen in recent times.