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

Rio Ferdinand concerned by England defence against Uruguay

Ferdinand concerned by England defence
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Rio Ferdinand says that the level of England defending against Uruguay was a "huge concern".

Rio Ferdinand has said that he is worried by the quality of defending from England during their defeat to Uruguay.

The Three Lions backline struggled to contain a not-fully fit Luis Suarez as he scored twice to put Roy Hodgson's men in danger of a group-stage exit for the first time in 56 years, and Ferdinand believes that very few players put in good performances in Sao Paulo.

He told BBC Sport: "As long as we continue to defend as we did tonight and against Italy then we'll struggle to progress. I didn't see many positives in that performance.

"[Wayne] Rooney's first World Cup goal perhaps, but there weren't big performances from our big players. Raheem Sterling didn't really turn up, [Daniel] Sturridge struggled at times but the huge concern was the way we defended for the goals conceded."

Ferdinand won 81 caps for England and was part of three World Cup squads, with his first tournament call-up coming in 1998.

 Luis Suarez of Uruguay scores his team's second goal against Gary Cahill of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match  on June 19, 2014
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