2014 World Cup: Luis Suarez leaves England close to elimination
England must count on the actions of others if they are to avoid elimination from the World Cup – after Luis Suarez scored twice to secure a 2-1 victory for Uruguay.
Defeat in Sao Paulo leaves England hoping that Italy defeat both Costa Rica tomorrow and Uruguay next Tuesday, and anything but a heavy win over Costa Rica will spell the end of the road for Roy Hodgson’s side.
Suarez fired Uruguay into the lead with a 39th-minute header, but Wayne Rooney gave hope when he equalised on 75 minutes.
But Liverpool striker Suarez hit back nine minutes later with a powerful finish on the counter-attack.