England knocked out of World Cup

England knocked out of World Cup
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England are knocked out of the World Cup following Costa Rica's 1-0 win over Italy.

England have been knocked out of the World Cup following Costa Rica's 1-0 win over Italy.

The result leaves England unable to qualify for the knockout stages regardless of how they fare against Costa Rica in their final Group D game next Tuesday.

The Three Lions needed Italy to win their remaining games, and to beat the Central Americans in Belo Horizonte to stand any chance of reaching the last 16.

It is England's earliest elimination at the finals since 1958, when a draw in their last group game was not enough to progress, but FA chairman Greg Dyke has insisted that Roy Hodgson's job as manager is safe.

The winner of Uruguay versus Italy in Natal will join Costa Rica in qualifying from Group B.

England's coach Roy Hodgson looks on during the Group D football match between Uruguay and England at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014
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