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')

Chris Waddle: 'England have a fear factor'

Waddle: 'England have a fear factor'
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England have a fear factor that holds them back in major tournaments like the World Cup, according to Chris Waddle.

Chris Waddle has said that England need to get over a fear factor if they are to finally succeed in major international tournaments.

A Luis Suarez brace left the Three Lions on the brink of first-round elimination from the World Cup, and Waddle believes that the national team needs to learn how to win matches like Uruguay.

Waddle told BBC Sport: "I don't know what it is but we seem to have a fear factor, we can't enjoy our football. I know we have come here with an inexperienced side but in two years' time we will be saying the same thing again. It never seems to change.

"When Uruguay pressed us today we were awful, we were petrified, Uruguay wanted it in any area, the teams we play seem to know how to win matches and we don't."

England can still reach the last 16, if Italy beat both Costa Rica and Uruguay and Roy Hodgson's men beat the Central American side by enough to boost their goal difference.

Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match on June 19, 2014
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