December 22, 2014
England knocked out of the World Cup
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 the first time the British team have been knocked out after just two matches, with Roy Hodgson's side beaten by Group D rivals Italy and Uruguay.
The England team watched today's match from their hotel base in Rio.
Hodgson had picked a squad with an emphasis on youth, and was hopeful they would be able to progress out of a tough group.
In the aftermath of the defeat, Hodgson insisted he would not resign, and Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said his job is not under threat.