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England World Cup media talk 20/06/14

20 June 2014

By Rhys Griffiths

Here is a selection of the media coverage of the England team following their 2-1 defeat to Uruguay in last night's Group D game in Sao Paulo.

Hodgson 'devastated' by Uruguay defeat (The Mirror)

England boss Roy Hodgson has been left "devastated" by his side's loss to Uruguay in their second match in Group D, the Mirror reports.

The Three Lions suffered their second 2-1 defeat of the tournament in Sao Paulo, a result that leaves then on the brink of elimination from the World Cup. "We are more than disappointed, we're devastated," said Hodgson. "We believed we could do enough to get a result in this game."

Hodgson 'not resigning' despite defeats (BBC)

Roy Hodgson has insisted he will not resign as England boss despite a disappointing start to the World Cup that leaves his side facing elimination, the BBC reports.

England will be knocked out of the tournament at the group stage if Italy fail to beat Costa Rica in Recife later today. "I don't have any intention to resign," the England manager said. "I've been really happy with the way the players have responded to the work we've done."

Gerrard says elimination would be a 'very personal low' (The Mirror)

England captain Steven Gerrard has admitted that if England are to be knocked out of the World Cup at the group stage it would be a "very personal low", the Mirror reports.

The 34-year-old Liverpool midfielder has amassed 113 caps in his international career but could consider his future with England after the tournament in Brazil is concluded. He said: "It's not the moment now to talk about my future. But I said before the tournament that I'll be respectful to you guys [the press] so let's see what happens over the next four or five days and we'll talk again."

Suarez says goals are a response to critics (The Independent)

Luis Suarez has said his goals which condemned England to defeat in Sao Paulo last night were a response to those in England who attacked his attitude, the Independent reports.

The Liverpool striker recovered from surgery to an injured knee to make the Uruguay starting line-up last night, and broke English hearts with a two-goal performance. "Before the game too many people in England laughed about my attitude over the last few years," he said. "This is a very good time for me. I want to see what they think now."

These stories have been selected from a variety of today's media sources and they do not represent the views of The Football League.

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