The defending champions are out. Having beaten two teams — Hungary and Wales — over 90 minutes in 11 games stretching back five years in this competition, Portugal’s grit and luck finally ran out against Belgium’s generation of underachievers yesterday. But at what cost? Injuries to Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard leave the Belgians precariously poised for their next clash against Italy. Meanwhile, the Dutch have exited the only way they can, in ignominy after a 10 minute capitulation saw the Czech Republic shock them in the Round of 16.