Jun 24, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
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Roy Hodgson: World Cup is "unforgiving"

 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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England boss Roy Hodgson admits that the World Cup has been "unforgiving" to his side after back-to-back defeats.

England manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that their unsuccessful World Cup campaign has been "unforgiving".

The Three Lions suffered consecutive defeats in their first two games and were officially eliminated when Costa Rica beat Italy 1-0 on Friday.

Hodgson told reporters: "I've learned how painful it is to build hopes and see a lot of preparation come to no avail. It's unforgiving at this level.

"It's been a tough few days and difficult to pick yourselves up, but we'll learn a lot about the players tomorrow.

"When you fail at a World Cup and have to leave the tournament, that final game is the one can lead us to the future."

Hodgson's men meet Costa Rica in their final game on Tuesday.

England players pose ahead of the Group D football match between Costa Rica and England at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 24, 2014
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