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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.
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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:
England goalkeeper Joe Hart has said that crashing out of the football World Cup has left him feeling empty after giving his all to England during the campaign.
Joe Hart: It's an empty feeling. I've put everything into this tournament but ultimately it's cruel, it's gutting for me.
In a press conference from Brazil, Hart also echoed Wayne Rooney's comments thanking the fans for making the journey out support them.
Joe Hart: We'd like to thank the fans for making the difficult journey, their presence was felt. We've left nothing out there.
Wayne Rooney said England needs to play more "clinically" and take chances:
.@waynerooney: There should be pressure, we're playing for our country. We're out, but it's not through lack of trying.
.@waynerooney: It's tough to take and it's the first time we have gone out of a tournament after two games. We have to pick ourselves up
.@waynerooney: We have to learn from this, we need to be more clinical and take our chances.
Wayne Rooney told a news conference that the England team were "obviously hurting" over their early knockout.
"I'm sure you can imagine it's quite tough and there are a long few days ahead for us," he said. "We have to pick ourselves up for this game on Tuesday go out fighting and show our pride."
"It's not a great feeling to go out after two days but we have to restore some pride back."
Thousands of Costa Rican fans filled the streets of the capital San Jose after their team's 1-0 win over Italy.
Costa Rica play England in their final Group D match on Tuesday.
Wayne Rooney has apologised to England fans following their World Cup elimination.
Roy Hodgson's side were knocked out after just two matches, as a result of defeats to Italy and Uruguay.
England needed Italy to win their two remaining games to stand any chance of progressing from Group D, but the Azzurri's 1-0 loss to Costa Rica sealed their fate.
In a post on Facebook, Rooney said: "Absolutely devastated to be out of the World Cup. Going into each game we had great belief in ourselves but unfortunately it hasn't worked out. Sorry to all the fans that travelled and at home that we haven't done better...gutted!"