The latest addition to England's squad...Barack Obama
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".
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has refused to name the players he said wanted to avoid playing for England when he was manager of Tottenham.
He had said that when he was at the north London club "two or three players" had asked him to get them out of playing for the national side.
Redknapp was challenged by current England captain Steven Gerrard and manager Roy Hodgson to back up his comments by naming the individuals involved.
But he has refused to give more detail, telling the Daily Mail: "I understand Steven's concern but I don't want to get into naming names because it wouldn't be fair to the players."
However he insisted the problem of players not wanting to represent England was widespread, adding: "Every Premier League manager past and present knows what I'm talking about. Probably even Roy Hodgson. But sadly this attitude is not unusual these days."
"You've only got to look at how many players pull out of an international game on Tuesday and Wednesday then are running about for their clubs the next Saturday to see that this is a very real issue."
Roy Hodgson and Steven Gerrard have urged Harry Redknapp to "name and shame" players he claims sought help to avoid England duty when he was manager of Tottenham.
Redknapp, speaking on BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme, said he had dealt with "two or three" players who did not want to play for England during his three-and-a-half-year spell at White Hart Lane.
The England captain and manager responded, insisting no players in the current set-up held such feelings.
"Who?" Gerrard asked, "Name them. We need names. I don't know who he means. Five years ago? 10 years ago?
"If it's the case, it's disgusting."
Hodgson added: "In the two years I've been here, I've seen a greater interest in playing for England, so Harry's comments come as a bit of a surprise."
England's manager and captain faced the press today for the first time since their early exit from the World Cup was confirmed.
Roy Hodgson and Steven Gerrard admitted emotions are still raw. Gerrard is yet to decide whether he will retire from international football.
Steven Gerrard said he "needs a holiday" to clear his head before he makes any big decisions about retiring from international football.
He told a news conference he had asked for some time over the summer to consider the decision:
England Captain Steven Gerrard has addressed rumours of his retirement from international football following England's defeats in Brazil, telling a press conference "I won't be making any announcements in the next week".
ITV News Sports Producer Will Mott reports from the Brazil:
Hodgson and Gerrard arrive for press conference http://t.co/e7BQ77vmMD
Gerrard: Won't be rushing into any decisions, I'm still hurting very bad, and broken
Gerrard: I won't be making any announcements in the next week
British police working at the World Cup in Brazil say they do not anticipate any trouble from "dejected" England fans despite their exit from the tournament.
England crashed out of the tournament after losing their first two group games against Italy and Uruguay, and are due to play their last match against surprise leaders Costa Rica on Tuesday.
"We are aware fans are feeling a bit low and dejected, but we have had no trouble from them so far. We are not anticipating any trouble from them at all. There have been no arrests so far," Paddy Cooper, a spokesman for the Association of Chief Police Officers, said.
Despite England's failure, sports fans may have six more reasons to cheer this summer.
England's "embarrassing" early exit from the World Cup must be a wake-up call that there is something "fundamentally wrong" with the national game, Rio Ferdinand has warned.
Costa Rica's 1-0 victory over Italy condemned England to their earliest elimination from the tournament since 1958, after defeats by Italy and Uruguay.
Ferdinand blamed England's "puddle deep" pool of talented players on a lack of facilities, quality coaches and playing opportunities for young players.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the former Manchester United defender said: "Enough is enough. England’s embarrassing early exit from the World Cup needs to be a wake-up call that something is fundamentally wrong in our national game and it needs fixing or we’ll be also-rans for ever."
Joe Hart has apologised for England's early World Cup exit and vowed to do the country proud in their final game before jetting home.
The Manchester City goalkeeper called this the lowest moment of his career to date.
Wayne Rooney was asked by ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott if the Uruguay game was proof he should only ever play as centre-forward.
Rooney said that he didn't have "any problems with playing out wide", as in the Italy game, and didn't have problems with any positions he is asked to play: