Not sure what Gareth has achieved as some of you are suggesting.
No difference between finishing last in your group and losing a final, you still lost.
Achieving something is winning it. Would the Spanish or French be awarding knighthoods if they lost the final?
Country rewards failure. English love a loser and a sob story. Aim of the sport is to win, not be the best loser.
Last sentence is bollocks. Clearly you’ve never played a sport to think the ONLY aim is to win.