David Beckham
On this day in 1998, England crashed out of World Cup '98.

An epic encounter which saw England eliminated from the World Cup on penalties.

Argentina took with lead in the fourth minute after David Seaman brought down Gabrial Batistuta, the number nine brushing himself off before converting the resultant penalty.

From there, England might easily have capitulated but this was a tactically astute, compelling display from one of the most talented sides England have ever sent to a World Cup.

Alan Shearer quickly equalised through another penalty, before a young Michael Owen scored the goal that announced his arrival on the international stage.

Argentina levelled the score in first-half stoppage time when Javier Zanetti scored a wonderfully worked free-kick.

The match turned against England early in the second half when David Beckham infamously kicked out at Diego Simeone after the Argentine midfielder fouled him. Referee Kim Milton Nielsen issued Beckham with a straight red but England held on through the rest of the 90 minutes and extra-time.

Each side missed a kick in the penalty shoot-out before Carlos Roa saved David Batty's weak effort to send Argentina through.