CARLISLE'S Thomas Atkinson and England Amputee FA have finished fourth at the European Amputee Football Federation Euro 2024. 

England finished fourth in the tournament which was held in Haute-Savoie, France after being defeated in the third-place playoff match 1-0 by Poland. 

England started the tournament with an unbeaten group stage in which they defeated Italy, Netherlands, and Georgia without goalkeeper Atkinson conceding a single goal. 

Thanks to their impressive group-stage showing, England moved into the tournament's knockout stages where they met hosts France, however, carried on their early stage momentum by claiming a 3-0 victory with Jamie Tregaskiss, Helder Silva, and Rhyce Ramsden all getting on the score sheet in a comfortable 3-0 victory. 

In the semi-final, England got off to the perfect start with David Tweed scoring an early goal, however, two second-half strikes from Spain ended Atkinson and England's title dreams. 

Elsewhere in the tournament, Spain, who progressed to the final by beating England, would be defeated 3-0 by Turkiye who claimed their third consecutive European crown.

After the tournament, England took to social media to thank their fans for their unwavering support during the competition.

They said: "The lads gave it everything this week and we finished fourth.

"Thank you for your support before and during the tournament, it’s meant everything to us."