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Early exit is all Roy Hodgson's pitiful England deserve

By Steven Beacom

Published 20/06/2014

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal with physiotherapist Walter Ferreira
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
England fans look dejected in the stands after the game during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
England's Steven Gerrard (left) has a late shot on goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
England fans look dejected in the stands after the game during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez is held aloft after victory over England during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez watches on from the touchline during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
**ALTERNATE CROP** Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Alvaro Pereira after a coming together with England's Raheem Sterling during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
England's goalkeeper Joe Hart can't stop Uruguay's Luis Suarez's header to score his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez (left) celebrates scoring their first goal of the game with team-mate Edinson Cavani during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez (left) celebrates scoring their first goal of the game with team-mate Edinson Cavani during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez (centre) celebrates scoring their first goal of the game during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay is lifted up by teammates in celebration after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay is lifted up by teammates in celebration after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Wayne Rooney of England scores his team's first goal past Fernando Muslera of Uruguay during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Edinson Cavani of Uruguay ackowledges the fans after a 2-1 victory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans celebrate as England scores their first goal against Uruguay as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England supporters cheer after Wayne Rooney scores during their game while watching in an English pub in Ipanema on June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England lost to Uruguay 2-1. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England supporters cheer after Wayne Rooney scores during their game while watching in an English pub in Ipanema on June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England lost to Uruguay 2-1. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look on as England plays against Uruguay as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Wayne Rooney of England attempts a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay controls the ball as Raheem Sterling of England gives chase during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans celebrate as England scores their first goal against Uruguay as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look on as England is defeated by Uruguay as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England supporters watch their game in an English pub in Ipanema on June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England lost to Uruguay 2-1. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England supporters cheer after Wayne Rooney scores during their game while watching in an English pub in Ipanema on June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England lost to Uruguay 2-1. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England supporters watch their game while in an English pub in Ipanema on June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England lost to Uruguay 2-1. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans celebrate as England scores their first goal against Uruguay as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay acknowledges the fans after a 2-1 victory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Christian Stuani of Uruguay and Phil Jagielka of England compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay hugs teammate Cristian Rodriguez after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Joe Hart of England makes a save during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look dejected after the team's 2-1 defeat in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: (L-R) Alvaro Pereira, Martin Caceres and Walter Gargano of Uruguay celebrate after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: An England fan looks dejected after the team's 2-1 defeat in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Ross Barkley of England controls the ball as Egidio Arevalo Rios of Uruguay gives chase during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look on as Uruguay scores their first goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay acknowledges the fans after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay speaks to Steven Gerrard of England after England's loss to Uruguay 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay shoots and scores his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates with his teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their first goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look on as Uruguay scores their first goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their first goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Wayne Rooney of England scores his team's first goal past Fernando Muslera of Uruguay during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Cristian Rodriguez of Uruguay and Glen Johnson of England go up for a header during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Francois Xavier Marit - Pool/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay is challenged by Leighton Baines of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Francois Xavier Marit - Pool/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Alvaro Gonzalez of Uruguay attempts a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Francois Xavier Marit - Pool/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look on as Uruguay scores their first goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Egidio Arevalo Rios of Uruguay and Raheem Sterling of England compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: An Uruguay fan cheers during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Gary Cahill of England clears the ball against Edinson Cavani of Uruguay during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay (R) celebrates scoring his team's first goal with Alvaro Gonzalez during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Fans of the Uruguay football team with painted faces pose for a photograph outside the the 'Arena de Sao Paulo' stadium shortly before England's match against Uruguay on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. England are scheduled to play their second group game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Uruguay later today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay scores his team's first goal past Joe Hart of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Fans of the England football team hold a sign requesting tickets outside the the 'Arena de Sao Paulo' stadium shortly before England's match against Uruguay on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. England are scheduled to play their second group game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Uruguay later today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Cristian Rodriguez of Uruguay speaks to Daniel Sturridge of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring against England
England fans in the stands before the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
England fans in the stands before the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
England fans in the stands before the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: A fan of the England football team makes her way to watch England's match against Uruguay on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. England are scheduled to play their second group game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Uruguay later today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: An Uruguay fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their first goal of the game with team-mate Edinson Cavani during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
England's Wayne Rooney looks dejected after Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the first goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
England's Wayne Rooney (left), Daniel Sturridge (centre) and Steven Gerrard stand dejected after Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the first goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
England manager Roy Hodgson before the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
An England fan wearing face paint before the game during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: An English soccer team fan prepares to watch his team play against Uruguay on the screen setup at the Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest during on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: An England fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

So, another World Cup ends for England. Painfully. They always do.Well, apart from 1966, but we've all heard enough about that, haven't we?

Roy Hodgson's team came into this tournament with more hope than expectation, yet they still managed to let their country down and leave their supporters with an awful empty feeling.

They are world champions at that. Having lost, despite playing with a bit of adventure against Italy, they knew last night's Group D clash with Uruguay was make or break.

And they broke.

It wasn't just the young guns who fell to pieces when the heat was on, the big hitters failed to find the mark. Wayne Rooney may have scored his first World Cup goal in the 2-1 defeat – glory be, it only took him 10 games – but compared to the outrageously gifted Luis Suarez he looked like the guy who had won the raffle to take part in the game.

And Suarez wasn't even close to fitness! The Liverpool star is THE BEST player on the planet right now. Yes, even better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

I repeat, having raced quicker than Usain Bolt to return to action having had a knee operation a month ago, he could not have been fully fit. So great, he doesn't need to be.

If only England had a player like him. Instead they had a bunch of boys putting in sub-standard performances in one of the biggest games of their lives.

Joe Hart: What was he doing at corners? Suarez almost scored twice from them as the Man City goalkeeper left his post. That created needless nerves at the back.

Glen Johnson: Showed desire to set up the goal, but defensively he is always found wanting. Last night was no different.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: English fans pose during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: A Uruguay fan cheers during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Fans of Uruguay arrive at Arena de Sao Paulo to watch the match between Uruguay and England for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Fans of the England football team gather in a bar ahead of the England's match against Uruguay on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. England are scheduled to play their second group game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Uruguay later today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: A fan holds up a sign during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
An England fan wearing face paint before the game during the Group D match in the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Brazil
A Spanish soccer fan covers her face as she watches, on a giant display, the World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A Spanish soccer supporter shouts out before the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Chilean fans kiss before the start of the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A Dutch supporter waits for the start of the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Cameroon fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Croatia at Arena Amazonia on June 18, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Cameroon fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Croatia at Arena Amazonia on June 18, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Chile fan enjoys the atmosphere during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Chile fan enjoys the atmosphere during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: Spain fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Spain fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Chile fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Chile fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: Chile fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Chile fan has face paint applied prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Chile fan enjoys the atmosphere outside the stadium prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Chile fan enjoys the atmosphere outside the stadium prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Spain fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A fan of the Netherlands enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 18, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A fan of the Netherlands holds a replica of the World Cup trophy prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 18, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A fan of the Netherlands enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 18, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: Australia fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 18, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
A fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: Chile fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A Chile fan enjoys the atmosphere outside the stadium prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: Chile fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
BERLIN - JUNE 27: A Brazil soccer fan wears the country's name on her shorts while watching the Round of 16 match against Ghana in the FIFA World Cup 2006 at an open-air public viewing area June 27, 2006 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 01: Workers construct the FIFA Fan Fest stage, where fans will be able to watch games broadcast live, on Copacabana Beach on June 1, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil has won five World Cups, more than any other nation. The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off June 12 in Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Fans attend a viewing of the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Mexico and Brazil at the FIFA Fan Fest Arena on June 17, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Thousands of fans flock to the site which displays daily matches on a big screen. (Photo by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Fans attend a viewing of the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Mexico and Brazil at the FIFA Fan Fest Arena on June 17, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Thousands of fans flock to the site which displays daily matches on a big screen. (Photo by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A Brazil fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Fans of the Brazilian football team arrive to watch a match on a giant screen in the 'Fan Fest' area in Porta Negro on June 17, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. Brazil, the host nation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, are due to play their second group match against Mexico in Fortaleza today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Fans hold up cutouts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A fan holds up a replica of the World Cup trophy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Fans look on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Germany fans celebrate during a public viewing at Heiligengeistfeld watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Germany and Portugal on June 16, 2014 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty Images)
A fan of Germany looks on at the Fanmeile public viewing at Brandenburg Gate during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal on June 16, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A young Brazil fan stands playing Brazil colored horns on the street prior to the Brazil-Mexico match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. Today is the sixth day of the World Cup and the second match for home team Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A fan of Germany looks on at the Fanmeile public viewing at Brandenburg Gate during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal on June 16, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: An Argentine soccer fan watches her team play against Bosnia and Herzegovina as they watch on a giant screen at the FIFA World Cup Fan Fest on Copacabana beach on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Their team is playing on the fourth day of the World Cup tournament. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: A Netherlands fan shows their support prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: A Spain fan shows their support prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: A fan of the the United States poses during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 16: celebrate at the Fanmeile public viewing at Brandenburg Gate during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal on June 16, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A young Brazil fan sits prior to the Brazil-Mexico match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. Today is the sixth day of the World Cup and the second match for home team Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: An Argentina fan blows a kiss during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Mexico fans show support prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A Brazil fan shows off her Brazil-colored braids prior to the Brazil-Mexico match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. Today is the sixth day of the World Cup and the second match for home team Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Fans of the Brazilian football team arrive to watch a match on a giant screen in the 'Fan Fest' area in Porta Negro on June 17, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. Brazil, the host nation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, are due to play their second group match against Mexico in Fortaleza today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Brazil fans pose before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Brazil fans pose before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A Brazil fan poses before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
A Brazil fan poses before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group A match between Brazil and Mexico
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Fans of the Brazilian football team arrive to watch a match on a giant screen in the 'Fan Fest' area in Porta Negro on June 17, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. Brazil, the host nation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, are due to play their second group match against Mexico in Fortaleza today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A fan of the Brazilian football team has his face painted as he prepares to watch a match on a giant screen in the 'Fan Fest' area in Porta Negro on June 17, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. Brazil, the host nation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, are due to play their second group match against Mexico in Fortaleza today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Fans of the Brazilian football team arrive to watch the match on a giant screen in the 'Fan Fest' area in Porta Negro on June 17, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. Brazil, the host nation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, are due to play their second group match against Mexico in Fortaleza today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A Brazil fan poses before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Brazil fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Portugal fans at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A young Belgium fan is face painted prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A Belgium fan cheers prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A Belgium fan cheers prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Fans look on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Fans react as Germany wins against Portugal as they watch on a giant screen at the FIFA World Cup Fan Fest on Copacabana beach on June 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The teams are playing on the fifth day of the World Cup tournament. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BAHIA , BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Fans arrive for the Group G match between Germany and Portugal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Felipe Oliveira/ FIFA via Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BAHIA , BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Fans arrive for the Group G match between Germany and Portugal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Felipe Oliveira/ FIFA via Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BAHIA , BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Fans arrive for the Group G match between Germany and Portugal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Felipe Oliveira/ FIFA via Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BAHIA , BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Fans arrive for the Group G match between Germany and Portugal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Felipe Oliveira/ FIFA via Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BAHIA , BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Fans arrive for the Group G match between Germany and Portugal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Felipe Oliveira/ FIFA via Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: A Portugal fan smiles prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: A fan of Portugal shows his suppport prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: A fan looks on before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: United States fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: A United States fan cheers while holding an American flag prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
A supporter gestures before the group F World Cup soccer match between Iran and Nigeria at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: An Iran fan shows support prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at Arena da Baixada on June 16, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Iran fans show support during their side's World Cup clash with Nigeria. Pic Matthias Hangst/Getty
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Bosnia and Herzegovina fans hold flags prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Argentina fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
A supporter gestures before the group F World Cup soccer match between Iran and Nigeria at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: An Iran fan cheers prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at Arena da Baixada on June 16, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
CURITIBA, PARANA , BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Fans arrive for the Group F match between Iran and Nigeria during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Arena da Baixada on June 16, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Giuliano Gomes/Getty Images)
CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Iran fans show support prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at Arena da Baixada on June 16, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: A Germany fan holds up a sign during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: German soccer fans react as their team scores its third goal against Portugal as they watch on a giant screen at the FIFA World Cup Fan Fest on Copacabana beach on June 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The teams are playing on the fifth day of the World Cup tournament. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: A young fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at Arena da Baixada on June 16, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
CURITIBA, PARANA , BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Fans arrive for the Group F match between Iran and Nigeria during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Arena da Baixada on June 16, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Giuliano Gomes/Getty Images)
CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Iran fans show support prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at Arena da Baixada on June 16, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Iran fans show support prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at Arena da Baixada on June 16, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Fans react as Germany wins against Portugal as they watch on a giant screen at the FIFA World Cup Fan Fest on Copacabana beach on June 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The teams are playing on the fifth day of the World Cup tournament. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Bosnia and Herzegovina fans hold flags prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: An Argentina fans kisses as a fan in fancy dress prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Argentina fans pose with painted faces during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: An Argentina fan blows a kiss during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Argentina fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: A Bosnia and Herzegovina fan looks on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: A Honduras fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL -JUNE 15: Fans arrive before the match between France and Honduras at Beira Rio Stadium on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre. (Photo by Vinicius Costa/ Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: A France fan cheers during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: A Honduras fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: A Honduras fan enjoys the the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: A Honduras fan enjoys the the atmosphere prior to kickoff the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Fans enjoy the atmosphere before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Fans enjoy the atmosphere before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: A fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Ecuador fans take a photo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: An Ecuador fan cheers prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: An Ecuador fan shows her colours ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
A Colombian supporter celebrates after Teofilo Gutierrez scored his side's second goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
A Colombia soccer fan cheers during his team's World Cup game against Greece inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Colombia v Greece - General Views of World Cup 2014 at Mineirao stadium on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Colombia v Greece - General Views of World Cup 2014 at Mineirao stadium on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: A Colombia fan kisses a replica of the World Cup trophy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Fans enjoy the atmosphere in the stands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Colombia fans show support prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Greece fans with painted faces enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: A Colombia fan paints her face prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: A Colombia fan holds a flag prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 11: Colombian soccer team fans, Pedro Caicedo Ramirez (L) and Isabel Maldonado, from Colombia, enjoy Copacabana beach while waiting for the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil continues to prepare to host the World Cup which starts on June 12th and runs through July 13th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A Uruguayan supporter reacts before the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Costa Ricans celebrate while watching their victory over Uruguay at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana Beach on June 14, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The match was played on the third day of the World Cup tournament. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Uruguay fans hold up their country's flags during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 14, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: A Uruguay fan with his face painted blue, white and yellow smiles before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 14, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: A Uruguay fan cheers prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 14, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Belgian Fanny Neguesha, Mario Balotelli's girlfriend
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Fanny Neguesha (L), fiancee of Mario Balotelli of Italy, and Carolina Marcialis (R), wife of Antonio Cassano of Italy, look on from the stands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Japan fans look on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: A Japan fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: A Japan fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: A Japan fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Fans try to shelter themselves from the rain during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Japan fans kiss a replica of the World Cup trophy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: A fan dressed as a frog waves during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Fanny Neguesha (R), fiancee of Mario Balotelli of Italy, sits in the stands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: England fans pose during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: A Brazil fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Fans arrive before the Group D match between England and Italy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Bruno Zanardo/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Carolina Marcialis, wife of Antonio Cassano of Italy, smiles during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Carolina Marcialis, wife of Antonio Cassano of Italy, smiles during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Fans arrive before the Group D match between England and Italy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Bruno Zanardo/Getty Images)
NEWPORT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 14: Fans watch the England vs Italy match at The Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park on June 14, 2014 in Newport, Isle of Wight. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 15: Japanese fans react after Japan is defeated during the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Japan and Cote d'Ivoire during the public viewing event at Tokyo Dome on June 15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: An Ecuador fan shows her colours ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Ecuador fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: An Ecuador fan looks on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: An Ecuador fan looks on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: An Ecuador fan looks on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Ecuador fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: A young fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Belgian Fanny Neguesha, Mario Balotelli's girlfriend, attends at the group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: An Australia fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Chile and Australia at Arena Pantanal on June 13, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Two Spain fans hold a flag before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
A Dutch fan wears homemade hat during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: A Spanish soccer fan reacts after the Netherlands score, tying the game 1-1 against Spain, in the World Cup on June 13, 2014 in New York City. The World Cup is taking place in Brazil until Sunday, July 13. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BAHIA , BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Fans arriving for the match 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B Spain v Netherlands in Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 , Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Felipe Oliveira/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: A Netherlands fan poses during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: A fan of the Netherlands holds a replica of the World Cup trophy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Fans look on before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: A fan gives a peace sign before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Two Spain fans look on before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Fans blow kisses before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
A Cameroon supporter wearing a mask gestures before the start of the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Mexican supporters gesure as they stand in the rain before the start of the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Mexican soccer team fans react to their team winning the match against Cameroon as they watch it on the giant screen showing the match at the FIFA World Cup Fan Fest on Copacabana beach on June 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mexico won the game 1-0 during the second day of the World Cup tournament. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: A Mexico fan looks on through the rain prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Mexico and Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas on June 13, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: A Mexico fan braves the rain before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Mexico and Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas on June 13, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: A pair of Mexico fans brave the rain before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Mexico and Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas on June 13, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: A fan waves a Brazilian flag during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
A Brazil fan waits for the start of the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A Brazilian fan intensely watches the 2014 soccer World Cup opening game between Brazil and Croatia at the Fan Fest complex in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. After taking the early lead in the opening match of the international soccer tournament, Croatia fell 3-1 to the five-time champion Brazil. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Fans in 2014 shaped glasses pose before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: A Brazil fan looks on before the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Brazil fans pose before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: A Brazil fan smiles before the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Fans of Brazil pose before the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin Cox/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Croatia fans enjoy the atmosphere before the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin Cox/Getty Images)

Leighton Baines: Get Ashley Cole out of international retirement. In fact bring back Stuart Pearce or even Kenny Sansom! Luke Shaw must start the next game.

Phil Jagielka and Gary Cahill: Scared witless any time the ball went within 10 yards of Luis Suarez. Found wanting.

Raheem Sterling: Superb against Italy, he was stifled against Uruguay. Crowded out every time he got the ball.

Danny Welbeck: About as sharp as a balloon. Dannii Minogue would have been more useful.

Steven Gerrard: He has provided so many assists for Suarez at Liverpool he must have forgot that they weren't playing in the same team last night. His header into Suarez's path for the winning goal will hurt and haunt the England skipper. Distinctly average in both games.

Jordan Henderson: Quiet. Played more like the Jordan Henderson we used to know as opposed to the one at Liverpool last season.

Wayne Rooney: World class? You are having a laugh.

Daniel Sturridge: Bright early on but drifted out of the match.

England need a miracle to qualify now – two Italy wins and a 6-0 victory over Costa Rica is as unrealistic as Sepp Blatter stepping down from Fifa. England are out. And deserve to be.

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