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Are we sub-standard at grassroots? Or is it simply a lack of passion for the shirt? As ever, the answer seems a little more nuanced.
A Scotland fan spotted basking in England's World Cup demise alongside Uruguay fans told ITV he was "worried" his antics would "go viral".
England have slipped 10 places to 20th in Fifa's world rankings after a disastrous World Cup campaign.
Roy Hodgson's side managed only one point from their three group games in Brazil.
World champions Germany rise one place to the top of the rankings while Netherlands move up 12 places to third.
Spain fall from top spot to eighth and hosts Brazil fall four places to seventh.
The blogger who filmed a thug biting off the ear of an England fan said the attack was 'disgraceful' and did not represent what following the national team was all about.
Video blogger Billy Grant told ITV News: "All the England fans said that's absolutely disgraceful. This is my eleventh tournament. I've been everywhere with England and I've never seen anything like that."
A Foreign Office is aware of the incident during an England World Cup match in which an England fan had his ear bitten off, and has provided "consular assistance," a spokesperson said.
– FCO spokesperson
We are aware of an incident in Sao Paulo on the June 19 involving a British national, and we provided consular assistance.
An England fan who had his ear bitten off after the national side's World Cup loss to Uruguay claimed he was racially abused by his attacker.
Video footage obtained by the Sunday People showed several men on the top tier of the Arena Corinthians in a melee before one is led away by stewards.
When asked what happened, the victim appears to tell the camera: "He bit off my ear and called me a black ****."
The victim is seen laughing and smiling after the attack despite blood dripping down his neck.
Fan Billy Grant, who the newspaper claims shot the video, can be heard remarking about the assailant: "He's been giving it a large, he's an idiot."
An England fan had his ear bitten off by another after the World Cup game against Uruguay.
The man was left with half his left ear ripped off and bloodied in the incident in Sao Paulo, the Association of Chief Police Officers confirmed. Details of the attack have only just emerged.
Chief Superintendent Rachel Barber said: "We were made aware during the England vs Uruguay match in Sao Paulo that an incident had taken place which resulted in an England fan having a portion of his ear bitten off by another England fan.
He added: "In the immediate aftermath, we managed to make contact with the victim and offered advice and support. The day after the attack, the victim chose to make a formal complaint to the local police and they opened an investigation."
England's final match against Costa Rica will see nine changes to the side with some of the younger players starting their first World Cup game.
England manager Roy Hodgson has named his starting eleven for the final Group D match in Belo Horizonte and said he was "desperate" to win despite the team's early exit from the competition.
Midfield duo Ross Barkley and Jack Wilshere will play their first World Cup games, while Luke Shaw will become the youngest player to start this World Cup and is set to play left-back.
Ben Foster will replace Joe Hart in goal, while defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling and midfielders James Milner, Frank Lampard and Adam Lallana will also come onto the pitch.
Defenders Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson and Leighton Baines, midfielders Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson and attackers Wayne Rooney and Raheem Sterling will all be dropped after losing to Uruguay.
Roy Hodgson has announced the England starting 11 for the World Cup group game against Costa Rica tomorrow.
Goalkeeper Joe Hart, defenders Phil Jagielka, Glenn Johnson and Leighton Baines, midfielders Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson and attackers Wayne Rooney and Raheem Sterling are all dropped from the side that lost to Uruguay.
The team in full: Foster; Shaw, Cahill, Smalling, Jones; Wilshere, Lampard, Milner; Barkley, Lallana, Sturridge.
Players trying to avoid England duty is "nothing particularly new", according to the former manager of the national team, Graham Taylor.
The issue has come under the spotlight after Harry Redknapp claimed "two or three" of his former players at Tottenham had asked him to help them get out of playing international games.
But Taylor, who also managed club sides Watford and Aston Villa, said players were sometimes pressurised by their managers to avoid playing in international fixtures.
He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "There are certain games and certain players who don't want to be involved in games like that. As much as we blame the players, they are put under pressure, sometimes by their club managers."
England midfielder Frank Lampard has said he is undecided on whether he will continue playing international football after the World Cup.
He will be playing for a new team next season after his contract at Chelsea expired in June, but he has yet to decide on a move.
"I don't know whether I will (retire) or not. I am going to get home and make a decision at that point because I have my own (club) future to sort out as well," Lampard told BBC Radio 5 Live.
"This is not the time and place to make the decision. Sometimes when you are away for a month you don't always come up with the right judgement."