2 vs. 1
URU
ENG
21:51
England earn a corner, Joe Hart is up, Rooney takes it... and it goes out for a goal kick. That pretty much sums it up. England, save for a five minute spell after their goal, were utterly miserable and thoroughly deserved their defeat at the hands of Uruguay. Roy Hodgson's men are surely heading out now. Thanks for reading.
94'
Last chance for England, who have the ball...
90'
The first of five minutes of injury time. Gerrard looks for a hollywood ball. It's out of play.
89'
My suggestion that England had nothing to fear from Suarez of course failed to take into account that this England side is, frankly, awful. Not long to go now.

Well Luis Suarez really is a flat track bully

Uruguay Substitution
88'
Uruguay try a breakaway but Cavani can't get a run on goal so he takes it into the corner as well. It's not been a great game, but it's certainly been dramatic. England looked utterly finished before their goal, and Uruguay looked doomed afterwards.
England Substitution
87'
 
Henderson off, Rickie Lambert on. Time for a fairytale moment?
86'
A Gerrard slip does for England. Rooney was coming in for some flak but he'd been positive even without the goal. Surely even he can't escape the criticism from this one. A disastrous performance from England's captain.
85'
 
SUAAAAREEZZZZZZ!!!!!!! England are staring down the barrel as their bete noire has done it again. It's another horrible moment for Gerrard, who loses it under little pressure and Suarez produces a magnificent finish. England are all but done.
Uruguay Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Center

83'
Henderson sends a deep cross in, but Muslera scampers off his line to catch it. This is anyone's now.
81'
Uruguay have calmed down now. They looked certain to concede another in the aftermath of that Rooney goal but they're much more composed now.
Uruguay Substitution
77'
Sturridge goes down in the area under Pereira's challenge and wants a penalty, but he doesn't get it. And now he almost scores again, being given an absurd amount of room to turn in the area and hit a tame shot at the keeper. Uruguay are all over the place.
75'
 
GOAL! Wayne Rooney has scored at a World Cup! It's a pretty simple finish, a good run from Glen Johnson provides the assist and Rooney has an easy tap-in to put England level.
England Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

72'
 
Welbeck is the sacrificed one. Adam Lallana is on. Alright, England, what have you got?
71'
Baines has looked like he might actually be capable of whipping a decent one in, but Sturridge has been particularly dire in this sense.

Jesus, this is like that United game against Fulham. Why not try another cross, eh?

England Substitution
70'
Baines thwacks in a cross from the left, but Gimenez gets across to deal with it. England not quite out of this year but they need something else. One sub is not enough.
68'
Not here, alas.

Sturridge has been much worse than Rooney. I assume this has been covered.

England Yellow card

Uruguay

England

67'
Gerrard goes into the book. Fortunately for him, it looks like England will go out in the Group Stage so he probably won't need to worry about it. Elsewhere, Barkley has moved into the centre, so Rooney's farmed out on the right.
Uruguay Substitution
66'
Basically, every England player with the exception of Hart has been equally ineffective and rubbish. It will therefore say a lot about who cops most of the criticism afterwards.
65'
 
England do make a change - it's Ross Barkley on, and Raheem Sterling off.
England Substitution
63'
Uruguay are telling Pereira that he has to go off but he's desperate to stay on. This is bizarre.
61'
Pereira got an accidental knee to the temple in that, which looks incredibly sore. Ian Darke heavily implied he was faking the injury in his indignation afterwards, for which he is now presumably sorry. I don't know, he hasn't said.
60'
Sterling does well to beat two players down the right but then attempts a bizarre turn in the area. There are some appeals for a penalty, but there's no chance of that. It's a corner to England, though.
57'
Surely Roy Hodgson has to make a change now. This isn't working at all.
54'
Now it's Rooney's turn. What a start to the second half. The United forward produces a good touch, but then Muslera makes a good save to deny his effort. It could be 3-1.
52'
Cavani! No! A huge let-off for England as the big man is found inside teh area with space and time, but he blazes it wide. That's a horrible miss. Where on earth has his form gone?
49'
England go within inches of near-certain doom as Suarez somehow gets a shot away while heading away from goal from a tight angle, but Hart makes a fine save to keep his side in the game. England on a knife edge here.
47'
Uruguay actually have a few players warming up on the touchline, however, among them Diego Forlan.
46'
And we're back underway. There are no changes for either side - but England will surely be forced into one soon.
20:50
Well, that's one possibility...

Bring on Lambert, he's England's Rocky Balboa, if anyone's got a fairytale story in them, it's him.

20:46
It's half-time now. So, how do England turn this around? Rooney and Gerrard are probably the two worst performers in the team, but what's the alternative?
45'
Phil Jagielka didn't cover himself in glory for the goal either, allowing Suarez to peel off the back of him. Looks like Uruguay are going to get their wish and go in at the break in the lead.

Jagielka will be instructed to watch Jagielka DVDs tomorrow. #WWJD

43'
Another England corner is aimed at Welbeck at the near post but his attempted flick comes to nothing. Uruguay packing their penalty area now - they just want to keep the score as it is until half-time.
42'
...which comes to nothing. England going all out to level this before the half-time whistle.
41'
That's got things going. Sturridge forces a decent save from Muslera after a nice slide-rule pass from Rooney set him in space down the left channel. England have a corner...
39'
 
GOAL! Luis Suarez has done it! England are in serious trouble now. It's Nicolas Lodeiro who starts it, and Gerrard who made the error. The Uruguayan simply skips past the England skipper who can only offer a feeble attempt at a challenge, and plays it to Cavani down the left. He's given time by Johnson to dink it in for Suarez, who converts from close range. England now need something special to save their tournament.
Uruguay Goal

Header - Bottom Left

35'
England are just about on top, but they don't look too likely to score just yet. Someone is going to need to step up and do something to make a difference in this game. According to most of the England fans on Twitter, that man is the referee.
32'
A picture that sums up Rooney's night so far. Twice he's gone close - one was an excellent effort, the other was a miserable moment in what is becoming a miserable tournament for the Manchester United man.
30'
Rooney hits the bar! Gerrard's free-kick finds him at the back post from point-blank range but he somehow contrives to hit the woodwork. Really ought to have done better.
28'
England take just twenty-eight of the Queen's minutes to claim the moral victory. In fairness, their frustration is somewhat justified - Godin should be off. It's a daft challenge from the man who should be Uruguay's defensive lynchpin but he escapes a second yellow card.
27'
England have their most promising attack from open play as Danny Welbeck gets away down the left. Unfortunately, he takes one too many touches and as he tries to cut it into the area he's tackled, and the referee awards a goal-kick.
24'
Some slight promise from Raheem Sterling there, but he wants too long on the ball and Uruguay's defence swat him away with ease.
23'
It is only the fact that both of these teams are known to have highly suspect defences that would prevent anyone from putting their house on 0-0 at this stage. If this game isn't decided by a great solo goal or a horrific mistake, it'll be by god's own intervention.
21'
Suarez is left with a face like a slapped posterior after a through-ball for him is overhit. Both of these sides look highly disjointed in attack.
18'
Despite that early free-kick, Rooney is not looking at his best here. He pings a simple pass straight to a Uruguay player here under no pressure. Vintage stuff.
16'
Ooft! A deflected Uruguay ball into the area falls so nicely for Rodriguez that even the England fans must have been screaming "shoot!" The angle's tight, so he really needs to give it some welly, and he does exactly that, but he can't quite get it perfect. That was very, very close.
14'
Both sides look a bit feart of making a mistake here. A reminder that while the Group stages have been good, we are not necessarily guaranteed a barnstorming, orgiastic knockout stage. You can sense there's probably a big moment in this though. I mean, it's Suarez and England, for crying out loud.
12'
Please, no. This World Cup has been doing fine without debates over balls, psychic animals, and whatever else. Maybe it's because the football has actually been OK?
10'
Rooney takes the free-kick, looking to silence his critics, and my word. Muslera didn't have a prayer, and the ball just whistled past the angle of post and bar. That was inches away.
Uruguay Yellow card

Uruguay

England

9'
 
Utterly daft from Godin - a clear and totally pointless handball puts him in the book alreaday and England have a dangerous free-kick.
8'
Baines delivers a deep free-kick for England, but Uruguay clear and attempt to counter through Cristian Rodriguez, before he's halted while crossing the halfway line. Even start so far.
7'
Gerrard has already done more in this game than he did in the whole 90 minutes against Italy. He sets Glen Johnson free with a lovely pass, but the full-back's cross is poor and Uruguay clear.
6'
A bizarre corner that almost goes in at the near post leads to a second, which is cleared. Joe Hart makes a bit of a mess of punching it away, but fortunately for him Cavani was offside anyway.
4'
Suarez pops up on the left and his centre earns Uruguay the first corner of the game, via Gary Cahill's face.
2'
England on the attack, and Uruguay look nervy. Diego Godin only just about clears Steven Gerrard's routine cross, before a Leighton Baines through ball for Daniel Sturridge should be easily smothered by Fernando Muslera. He makes something of a hash of it but Uruguay get it away eventually.
1'
And we're off. What can this man do to save Uruguay's World Cup like he did in 2010?
19:58
Uruguay win the anthems comfortably. I'm not sure England would beat anyone if singing national anthems were a sport.
19:55
Not long to go now. A draw might be the most interesting result here from the perspective of the tournament, which would leave Costa Rica in second place regardless of how they got on against Italy.
19:45
For all the talk of a great attacking performance against Italy, England created very few chances against a defence that included the pretty ropey Gabriel Paletta and also had Chiellini at left-back. Uruguay were worse, of course, so there's still cause for optimism in this game regardless.
19:40
It's also surprising to see that the 'England are much better now' bandwagon is in full swing, considering they lost against a side they took to penalties just two years ago. Were England really that great? Or is it simply that people aren't ready to turn on the newer players yet? They certainly have with Rooney.

0 – Wayne Rooney will feature in his 10th World Cup match for England, having never scored in 684 minutes. Endless.

19:25
There's a lot of rumours flying around that England fans have been injured in an attack in Brazil, but both the FA and the British Consulate have insisted that there's no truth to the story.
19:20
Elsewhere, a notable change for Uruguay is that Nicolas Lodeiro comes back into the side. That's an attacking move, as he's a number 10 that's been moved to a deeper position. He started in that position throughout much of qualifying, although that's no endorsement - Uruguay were largely terrible in getting here.
19:15
Interestingly, Sterling himself had said that he preferred to play on the right wing as he does for Liverpool, so it will be a very big call were Sterling to play centrally.
19:10
So, the big news is that Luis Suarez starts for Uruguay while England name an unchanged team. However, how will England line-up? Will they stick with Raheem Sterling in the central attacking role, or, as expected, will he be shifted out wide with Wayne Rooney moving inside?
19:05
TEAMS: England: Hart; G. Johnson, Cahill, Jagielka, Baines; J. Henderson, Gerrard; Sterling, Rooney, Welbeck; Sturridge. /// Uruguay: Muslera; Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Pereira; Gonzalez, Rios, Lodeiro, Rodriguez; Cavani, Suarez.
19:00
Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of England against Uruguay in Group D – a second defeat will effectively send one team home tonight.

Starting Line-ups

Uruguay
England
    • 1
      Muslera
    • 6
      Álvaro Pereira
    • 3
      Godín
    • 2
      Giménez
    • 22
      Cáceres
    • 17
      Arévalo Rios
    • 7
      Cristian Rodríguez
    • 20
      González
    • 14
      Lodeiro
    • 9
      Luis Suárez
    • 21
      Cavani
Team Manager:  Oscar Tabarez
    • 9
      Sturridge
    • Sterling
    • Rooney
    • 11
      Welbeck
    • 4
      Gerrard
    • 14
      Henderson
    • 2
      Johnson
    • Cahill
    • Jagielka
    • 3
      Baines
    • Hart
Team Manager:  Roy Hodgson
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. MusleraDFP
0 5 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Álvaro PereiraDFP
0 0 0 7 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
M. CáceresDFP
0 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
GiménezDFP
0 0 0 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
D. GodínDFP
0 0 0 0 7 0 3 1 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Cristian RodríguezDFP
0 0 1 23 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
E. Arévalo RiosDFP
0 0 0 26 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Á. GonzálezDFP
0 0 0 22 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 78
N. LodeiroDFP
0 0 0 32 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 67
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. CavaniDFP
0 1 2 24 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Luis SuárezDFP
2 0 4 25 0 7 3 1 0 0 0 88
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. HartDFP
0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. CahillDFP
0 0 0 2 17 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
L. BainesDFP
0 0 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 90
P. JagielkaDFP
0 0 1 2 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
G. JohnsonDFP
0 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. GerrardDFP
0 0 1 41 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 90
W. RooneyDFP
1 0 4 35 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 90
J. HendersonDFP
0 0 1 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87
D. WelbeckDFP
0 0 0 22 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 71
R. SterlingDFP
0 0 0 22 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 64
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. SturridgeDFP
0 0 4 26 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
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