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How England could still qualify from the World Cup group stage

The 2-1 defeat against Uruguay on the back of losing to Italy means the odds are firmly stacked against England escaping group D.

Unless Italy beat Costa Rica on Friday, England are out, prompting striker Mario Baloteli to tweet that he wants a "kiss from the Queen" if his team win.

England could still qualify from the World Cup group stage - though the odds are stacked against it. Credit: PA

But England would also need Italy to beat Uruguay in their final game against Uruguay, which could then see England possibly qualifying on goal difference - if the national team beat Costa Rica next Tuesday, on June 24.

But but no side has ever progressed in the World Cup after losing their first two matches.

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