World Cup 2014 Video: England v Costa Rica match preview
Video: James Olley reports from Brazil as England prepare for their last game of the 2014 World Cup after a disappointing set of results against Italy and Uruguay
Tuesday 24 June 2014
England enter their last game of Group D with little to play for after losing their first two matches and failing to progress through into the last 16 for the first time since 1958.
With England manager Roy Hodgson receiving the backing of the Football Association, he has argued that the team had played well in their opening games and were unlucky to come away as the losing side both times.
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Still, with little riding on the match, Hodgson last night night announced that he would make nine changes to the team that played against Italy and Uruguay for the Costa Rica game, with youngsters Luke Shaw, Ross Barkley and Jack Wilshere all starting the game in Belo Horizonte.
The England manager took the unusual step of announcing his team in its entirety at his official pre-match press conference at the Estadio Mineirao, with only Daniel Sturridge and Gary Cahill remaining from the team that lost the two opening games.
After tonight's game, the England team will return home, with many already looking forward to a break before the Premier League season resumes, while Hodgson will have to bide his time and hope he can redeem his managerial credentials as England look ahead to Euro 2016 in France.
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