England striker Wayne Rooney: We are hurting

Wayne Rooney.

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Wayne Rooney has spoken of the hurt the squad is feeling after England exited at the World Cup group stage for the first time since 1958.

The Three Lions' elimination was confirmed on Friday after Costa Rica surprisingly beat Group D favourites Italy in Recife.

The result means England have nothing but pride to play for when they take on Los Ticos in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, with the team jetting home straight after the game.

Video: Hoddle on Rooney - Wayne isn't a No.10 playmaker like Messi and Neymar

In an interview with ITV Sport reporter Gabriel Clarke, pundit Glenn Hoddle offered his views on how England can get the best out of Wayne Rooney.

The former England boss says that Rooney isn't a classic No.10 "creator" in the mould of Lionel Messi, and that he should focus on scoring goals for his country.

More analysis from Hoddle:

England player ratings vs Uruguay

Wayne Rooney: dejected after the final whistle.

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The scores on the doors for the England team after their utterly deflating 2-1 defeat against Uruguay:

JOE HART: Flapped at a couple early on and beaten too easily for the second Uruguay goal. 5 out of 10

GLEN JOHNSON: Fantastic cross for Rooney's goal, but defensively he was extremely poor. 5

Where should Rooney play?

One of the defining narratives of England’s World Cup campaign has been how best to use Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United striker can be one of England’s best players when the team play to his strengths, but how can England best do that? Here we analyse Roy Hodgson’s options and let you have your say.

Rooney's position has cone under increasing scrutiny over recent weeks.

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