Jun 19, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Uruguay
2-1
England
Suarez (39', 85')
Godin (9')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Rooney (75')
Gerrard (68')

Roy Hodgson predicts "big things" from Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney of England reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014
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Roy Hodgson says that there are still "big things" to come from Wayne Rooney in the World Cup.

Roy Hodgson has warned England's World Cup rivals that there are still "big things" to come from Wayne Rooney in the competition.

Rooney came in for some criticism after his performance in the Three Lions' 2-1 defeat to Italy in the Group D opener on Sunday, with Hodgson electing to field the 28-year-old on the flank.

However, the England boss is confident that the Manchester United ace will ignore his detractors and shine for his nation before their tournament comes to an end.

"He came into this tournament wanting to do very well and I think he will do very well in the tournament," the England manager told BBC Sport.

"Wayne has got broad shoulders. He's getting a lot of support from everyone around him. We've got a very clear perspective as to what Wayne is and what Wayne can do. We're hoping for big things from him."

England face Uruguay in Sao Paulo tomorrow night, kickoff for which is scheduled for 8pm.

 Manager Roy Hodgson of England looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014
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