In a message on his Facebook page, followed by more than 21 million people, he wrote: "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!"
Rooney came under fire for his performances in the first two games in Group D, but did at least score his first goal in a World Cup finals in the match against Uruguay.
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