England's World Cup loss to Uruguay leaves Hodgson "more then disappointed - devastated"

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    England manager Roy Hodgson could not hide his desperation at the manner of the defeat to Uruguay which leaves his team as good as eliminated from the World Cup finals.
    The Three Lions have lost both of their first two group matches at Brazil 2014, having also been beaten by Italy last Saturday, and NO country in the event's long history has ever advanced after doing that.
    Wayne Rooney's equaliser looked to have grabbed a point and kept England alive going into Tuesday's final group match against Costa Rica, but Liverpool striker Luis Suarez - who also scored Uruguay's opener, in his first match for a month after knee surgery - won the Sao Paulo clash in the 84th minute
    "We are more then disappointed, we're devastated," said Hodgson. "We believed we could do enough to get a result in this game.
    "Having worked so hard to get back to 1-1, I believed we would go on to win the game or at least draw, so to concede the second goal is an unbelievable blow. I don't really know what to say at this time."
    The winner came when a punt upfield by Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera caught out the England defence and Suarez ran onto a misplaced header by club colleague and Three Lions captain Steven Gerrard.
    Hodgson admitted: "It was a goal we don't expect to concede. Long goal kicks, with the type of players we have in the team, we deal with them.
    "I thought we would go on possibly to win the game and certainly I didn't think we would lose the game at that point.
    "We had been in control for such a long time. After the first five minutes (of the second half) we got back on track. We've been near their goal so many times, but it doesn't matter how many times you get near the other team's goal, it matters how many times you put it in the back of the net and we haven't done that enough."
    On Suarez, he added: "He scored the two goals. The first in particular was exceptionally good - Cavani's chip and his pulling away to the back post and the cleverness of his header I thought was really top, top play.
    "The second one I thought he was a bit fortunate, but when he got himself through he made no mistake."

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