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2014 World Cup: England’s Player Ratings vs. Uruguay

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2014 World Cup: England's Player Ratings vs Uruguay

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Things aren't looking too good for England, who will likely be unable to go on to the next round. For the second straight game, they showed heart and hustle, but didn't have the killer instinct that a good team needs to show during the World Cup. Here are the individual player ratings for each English player against Uruguay.

GK - Joe Hart

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GK - Joe Hart

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There was very little Joe Hart could do against Luis Suarez. He was beat with magnificent goals, and in every other chance Uruguay got, he responded well. He showed his quick reflexes when he stopped two Luis Suarez corner kicks on the line. 7 out of 10 for Hart.

RB - Glen Johnson

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RB - Glen Johnson

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It was a decent game for Glen Johnson, who had very little troubles with Cristian Rodriguez on his side, and was a good option for England's attack on the right. His magnificent play led to an assist for Wayne Rooney's goal. He was, however, out of position on Uruguay's first goal. 6.5 out of 10 for Johnson.

CB - Gary Cahill

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CB - Gary Cahill

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Gary Cahill was given the almost impossible duty of keeping Luis Suarez scoreless. Obviously, he failed. Cahill suffered with Suarez's tremendous speed and dribbling, alongside Edinson Cavani's technique. Cahill let Cavani get off a clean assist against Suarez on the first goal, and was late to cover Suarez on the second goal. 4.5 out of 10 for Gary Cahill.

CB - Phil Jagielka

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CB - Phil Jagielka

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Much like Cahill, Phil Jagielka never had a chance of stopping Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani. He did the best he could, but was beat by Suarez on the first goal and left Suarez alone again on the second goal. 4 out of 10 for Phil Jagielka.

LB - Leighton Baines

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LB - Leighton Baines

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Leighton Baines was England's best defender, and at times, their best offensive option. He was constantly going up, looking to send in dangerous crosses since he knew Alvaro Gonzalez wouldn't take advantage of the spaces he left. Despite his efforts, his crosses never amounted to much. 7 out of 10 for Baines.

CM - Jordan Henderson

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CM - Jordan Henderson

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It was an okay game for Jordan Henderson, who started out extremely well but slowly began to flatten out as the game progressed. He anticipated and stole a number of balls in the midfield but he could never jumpstart the stagnant English offense. Even then, he was still better than his midfield partner, Steven Gerrard. 5.5 out of 10 for Henderson.

CM - Steven Gerrard

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CM - Steven Gerrard

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Steven Gerrard will want to forget this game. He only started showing up at about the 80th minute to start hammering in long-balls in hopes of an England tie. Before that, he had trouble covering Nico Lodeiro and wasn't the offensive agent he used to be. To makes matters worse, he unluckily headed the ball straight to Luis Suarez for the second goal. 4 out of 10 for Gerrard.

RM - Raheem Sterling

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RM - Raheem Sterling

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While he showed flashes of brilliance throughout the game, Raheem Sterling was never a serious threat to Uruguay's defense. He was well-marked by Pereira all night and lost the ball a number of times to the defenders. That said, some of England's best opportunities came from those small flashes of what Sterling can offer. 5.5 out of 10 for Sterling.

CAM - Wayne Rooney

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CAM - Wayne Rooney

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Wayne Rooney is often criticized for his performances for England during the World Cup, but his match against Uruguay shouldn't receive any heckles. He was England's best creator, and was seen all over the field trying to get England on the scoreboard, even hitting the post on a header. His efforts were rewarded when he finally was able to score. 8 out of 10 for Wayne Rooney.

LM - Danny Welbeck

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LM - Danny Welbeck

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Terrible game from Danny Welbeck. He never once managed to beat Martin Caceres on the dribble, and hardly provided much on offense. He looked lost throughout the game and was rightly subbed out to give England more offensive firepower. 4 out of 10 for Welbeck.

ST - Daniel Sturridge

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ST - Daniel Sturridge

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When Daniel Sturridge operates within the flow of the offense, he is downright scary at times. But too often against Uruguay, he became too selfish with the ball and lost easy plays. He was often out of position during key parts of England's possession and could never get past Diego Godin. 5.5 out of 10 for Daniel Sturridge.

Sub - Ross Barkley

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Sub - Ross Barkley

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Ross Barkley had been England's best players during the World Cup warm-ups, but his dribbling and speed couldn't solve England's problems today. While he had a couple of plays that collapsed the Uruguayan defense, his contributions were too few and far between. 6 out of 10 for Barkley.

Sub - Adam Lallana

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Sub - Adam Lallana

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Much like Barkley, Lallana went in to try and open the Uruguayan defense to give more space for Rooney and Sturridge, but it never worked. He didn't get past Uruguay's pitbull defense and didn't do anything out of the ordinary. 5 out of 10 for Lallana.