England Vs. Italy, Euro 2012: Ashley Young Dives, Gets Maggio Suspended

Italy have a reputation as divers. England do not. This is unfair. Demonstrating just how unfair that is is Ashley Young, who loses the ball to a clean tackle to substitute right back Christian Maggio and then screams like he's been shot. Play gets called back, Maggio is booked, and England nearly score from the subsequent free kick. Maggio's yellow card mean he's suspended for a possible quarterfinal, which could be a real problem since the reason he's in the match is that Ignazio Abate hurt himself in the closing stages of the second half.

Meanwhile, Jordan Henderson is on for Scott Parker, which is causing all manner of amusing reactions on Twitter and the rest of the Internets. It's interesting, because Steven Gerrard looked like he had a mild hamstring problem and will now be forced to play a full two hours of football (and then penalties), but other than that, it's not a huge deal.

Also, Wayne Rooney has been awful for most of this game. That was a bad transition, but I just thought you should know.

We have live coverage in our England vs. Italy, Euro 2012 quarterfinals StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter.

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