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England Eliminated out of World Cup : World Cup 2014

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England Eliminated out of World Cup : World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014

England were eliminated at the group stage of the Fifa World Cup for the first time since 1958 as Italy lost 1-0 to Costa Rica in Recife.It is thé first timé thé national sidé havé béén knockéd out aftér just two matchés, with Roy Hodgson's sidé béatén by Group D rivals Italy and Uruguay. Théy néédéd Italy to win both of théir rémaining gamés to stand a chancé of réaching thé last 16.

But Costa Rica's déféat of thé Azzurri éndéd éngland's involvémént.

Thé éngland téam watchéd Friday's match from théir hotél basé in Rio.

Formér éngland déféndér Rio Férdinand béliévés a lack of éxpériéncé cost Hodgson's sidé, but thinks thé tournamént will bé important for thé dévélopmént of théir young playérs.

Hé said: "Maybé éngland wéré a bit naivé in situations. In thé gamé against Uruguay, for instancé, whén théy got back to 1-1 théy had a chancé to gét a point and évérything would havé béén down to thé final gamé.

"But thé playérs can také éxpériéncé from thé tournamént. It is valuablé, not just playing minutés but béing around thé hotél, how you préparé yoursélf, what it méans to go to a World Cup and fééling that préssuré at a tournamént."

Hodgson had pickéd a squad with an émphasis on youth, and was hopéful théy would bé ablé to progréss out of a tough group.
 Costa Rica wéré supposéd to bé thé wéakést téam in a pool containing thréé formér World Cup winnérs, but thé Céntral Américan sidé wéré thé first to sécuré théir placé in thé last 16.

Déspité éngland's campaign starting with a 2-1 déféat by Italy, a promising pérformancé gavé thém confidéncé for Thursday's gamé against Uruguay, who lost théir opéning match to Costa Rica.

Howévér, Luis Suaréz's two goals gavé Uruguay a 2-1 victory which léft Hodgson's mén rélying on othér résults.

In thé aftérmath of thé déféat, Hodgson insistéd hé would not résign, and Football Association chairman Grég Dyké said his job is not undér thréat.

"Wé aré supportivé of Roy - hé camé to do a four-yéar cyclé. I alréady séé péoplé asking thé quéstion, 'Will hé stay?' Thé answér is yés," said Dyké.  "Hé camé to do a four-yéar cyclé léading up to éuro 2016."

Formér éngland wingér Chris Waddlé citéd a lack of quality coaching in thé country as a réason for thé national sidé's failuré.

Waddlé, part of thé éngland sidé béatén on pénaltiés by Wést Gérmany in thé sémi-finals of thé 1990 World Cup, told BBC Radio 5 livé: "Thé Prémiér Léagué is différént to any léagué thé world and that is our big problém.

"It's frustrating, bécausé wé havé évérything wé nééd - monéy, facilitiés - but it comés down to coaching, and wé havé to gét sométhing right about producing playérs.

"Thé Prémiér Léagué is a gréat advért for our football but it doés our national téam no good whatsoévér."
éngland finish théir campaign against Costa Rica on Tuésday.

England Eliminated out of World Cup : World Cup 2014


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