World Cup 2014: Man-for-man marking - How did England's returning World Cup players rate?
The verdict on England's dismal World Cup campaign
England’s World Cup team arrived in Manchester on Wednesday with their tails tucked firmly between their legs following their early World Cup elimination.
Consecutive 2-1 defeats to Italy and Uruguay put paid to England’s hopes of an unlikely World Cup victory, and when they rounded out their dismal campaign with a whimper in the form of a goalless draw against Costa Rica on Tuesday, the players knew their time in Brazil was up.
The squad, who flew out to South America with little expectation yet still managed to disappoint, have the unwanted tag of being the first England side to finish bottom of their group in World Cup history, although they did manage to avoid becoming the first side to fail to score a single point thanks to the 0-0 draw on Tuesday.
But how did Roy Hodgson's squad rate overall?
Who do you think was England's player of the tournament? Let us know in the comments below.
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