20 Jun 2014

Hodgson says England's chances of progressing very slim

5:11 pm on 20 June 2014

The England football manager Roy Hodgson says they have an "unbelievably slim" chance of reaching the knock-out stage of the World Cup after Friday's 2-1 loss to Uruguay.

Two goals from Luiz Suarez sunk England in a hard-fought match in Sao Paulo, five days after they lost their opening match in Group D, going down 2-1 to Italy.

England must now beat Costa Rica in their final match and hope the remaining results go their way.

Hodgson says to have continued, they needed a victory today and they ddin't get it.

Hodgson says Suarez, who underwent a knee operation last month and was not fit to play in Uruguay's opening match loss to Costa Rica, was quiet for most of the match but produced two moments of ruthlessness to separate the teams.