“And remember, expectation is low,” said one of the BBC pundits – I think Gary Lineker, before England ran out against Italy. Five days later, the chickens came home to roost, probable elimination at the group stage. So why the long face? It’s not the end of an era, because there was never an era to begin with and this has been a long time coming. The gradual erosion of England as a credible international force has been getting stronger in recent years. Today, group elimination, tomorrow the struggle to qualify for the finals. England have become “specialists in failure”. It’s not all Leonard Cohen, however, because Italy and Uruguay represented a tough group. Difficult to agree with the likes of Harry Redknapp, who…