Uruguay vs England World Cup 2014: Don't worry, England could still reach the second round...

Every stipulation for Group D

England's defeat to Uruguay tonight leaves their World Cup hopes hanging by a thread although does not technically see them knocked out of the tournament.

The Three Lions performed admirably in their first match in Brazil, yet suffered a 2-1 defeat to Italy on Saturday night in Manaus, meaning that they needed to avoid defeat at all costs in Thursday’s showdown against Uruguay and in all likelihood win their remaining match against Costa Rica if they wanted to reach the second round.

Victory on Thursday would have eliminated Uruguay from the World Cup – but Luis Suarez ensured that was not the case for Oscar Tabarez's men.

England now stand on zero points from two matches, with all three of the remaining teams in their group on three points - Italy and Costa Rica only having played once.

For England to remain in the competition they need Italy to win both their remaining matches against first Costa Rica and then Uruguay.

Should either Costa Rica or Uruguay manage a win or even a draw in their remaining games then England are out - England obviously needing a win against Costa Rica in their final game.

However even that set of results may not prove enough for England to progress as their goal difference is currently four behind Costa Rica - something they would need to overturn if they have any hope of making the next round.

Read more: Match report - Suarez puts England on the brink
Five things we learnt from England's defeat
LIVE: England v Uruguay as it happened
Roy Hodgson devastated by defeat
Dejection for Gerrard as Suarez outshines his team-mate
Even Wayne Rooney cannot save England who suffer a gulf in class
Player Ratings - Three Lions fail big test

England play Costa Rica in their final game next Tuesday although will have all eyes on the Central American's game with Italy tomorrow afternoon. If Italy beat Costa Rica 2-0, and England replicate the same scoreline with the Italians seeing off Suarez and Co, England won't be flying home just yet.

Qualification would see the Three Lions meet the winner of Group C, which at present looks likely to be unbeaten Colombia after their 2-1 win over Ivory Coast in the hours before England's defeat.

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
Mock the tweet: Ukip leader Nigel Farage and comedian Frankie Boyle
peopleIt was a polite exchange of words, as you can imagine
Life and Style
fashion
Life and Style
Britons buy more than 30 million handsets each year, keeping them for an average of 18 months
tech
Arts and Entertainment
TV Presenters Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly. Winners of the 'Entertainment Programme' award for 'Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'
musicAnt and Dec confirmed as hosts of next year's Brit Awards
Arts and Entertainment
Orson Welles made Citizen Kane at 25, and battled with Hollywood film studios thereafter
film
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain